Then this week, people we met on our trip sent us their e-album of their photos. I was having fun looking through and seeing what they captured on camera. Then it came to the section on Dakar. I was amazed! As I looked through the pictures I realized that they had caught way more colour and vibrancy than I did. Their photos showed life and optimism.
It made me think straight away about perspective. I had been unimpressed from the get go and saw what I was looking for; dirt, darkness, no colour, povery, etc! This couple had seen the rich colours of their transport, their clothing, their relating to one another. It kind of gave me a wake up call. One should seek out life and not death IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE. God is everywhere, even where people have not yet found or acknowledged Him, He is there, to be found! So I looked through my photos again, with different eyes, with a different perspective, and I did indeed find colour! Yes, its there to be found!
So my encouragement to you is to find the colour in your life today, and every day! That colour is God-given and He puts it there to encourage our joy and to KNOW He is with us and aware of our circumstances.
Eccl 3 v 11: He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.
Seek out today, the beauty God has put in the world, it is there....
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