Sunday, February 08, 2009

Sabbath Sunlight

Morning light is an amazing thing, especially in the forest. As the sun makes its glorious way up the horizon, you never know just where the sunlight will hit. Each turn of the heel reveals one more leaf or twig brightly lit amidst the shadows. Sabbath morning was an incredible display of God's majesty. In fact, all of Sabbath was. Here are a few glimpses of what I had the privilege to discover.



Afternoon sunlight is a bit more revealing. It's brilliance exposes even the darkest corner. Sabbath afternoon brought the incredible beauty of open water and sunlight. My camera stayed on dry land for most of it but you don't need a photo to imagine a wide scathe of brilliant blue overhead with unobstructed sunlight pouring forth, wind revealing it's strength, and water splashing up in diamond droplets. Combine all that with the sound of fabric whipping in the breeze and a friend's laughter and you have a timeless afternoon of sailing.

Evening sunlight is more a feeling than anything else. It is hard to capture the tranquil emotion that is felt deep in the soul as the sun reluctantly slides past the mountains and bids the Sabbath hours goodbye. Contentment settles in and a smile plays on your lips. A day spent with Jesus...


(Reflection off of van window)


Happy Sabbath

8 comments:

Allana said...

Beautiful! You really captured the afternoon Christy...

barry said...

Sincere complements to the photographer. I especially like the morning pictures

Little Christen said...

What beautiful language to match the beautiful pictures! :D Thanks, Christy.

Jonas said...

Nice pictures!

Whose sailboat?

Kelsey said...

Beautiful pictures! THanks for sharing them. I'm glad you had fun.

We need to plan another sunrise hike when we can all go.

Christy said...

John: Robbie Burnham's catamaran

Emily said...

Hi!I was looking at who all liked J.J.Heller and you were one of them the reason i came is because your first interests was God!I am a christian too1 maybe you go to my church!It is exciting seeing your blog!!!

Emily said...

sorry i was hyper

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