Though my passion is words, though I love few things as much as a scintillating short story or a novel that makes me lose track of time, or a play that takes me to Elsinore or Thebes, it is hard to argue with the power of pictures.
Pictures can nearly bypass thought. They tend to go straight for the gut. Little to no effort is required to be entertained by colors, shapes, and immediacy. Books require time and sustained concentration.
Thanks to friends from Sunday school and elsewhere, below are stories in pictures that creation tells.
The bird pictures from Jim are amazing. Some others are simple road scenes from my many hours traveling back and forth. I think I like them because of the metaphor involved–the idea of a journey or pilgrimage. I was going somewhere. There was a point to it all, in other words. The road as metaphor will never pass away, I’d wager.
Another is of a pond nearby where I am throughout the week. I am a softie for water scenes–be they creeks, ponds, seas, rivers, etc.
To our group at church, I just want to say how much I appreciate you, the opportunity to be with you, learn with you, worship with you, walk with you, and grow. Faithfulness is all. Press on.