Saturday, February 17, 2007

Search For The Light

Mountain on Fire by Lawrence Wolfe
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I got up early this morning, on a Saturday, to go search for the light! So many mornings while I'm stuck at my desk at my day job, there has been some beautiful morning light for photography. My husband took the above photo about this time last year. The mountain appeared to be on fire, lit by the earliest morning sun beams. This is what I hoped to find today. But it was not so.

The beams of orange light, glowing over the eastern horizon quickly turned to a dull yellow, blocked by cloud and denied to break thru & light the mountains I was set up to shoot. I could see the edges of blue sky along the western horizon, some glowing yellow light to the south, but nothing came through the clouds to light anything for my lens. It just wasn't meant to be this morning.

However, the forecast calls for some sun later in the day, so perhaps I'll get my chance with the light later this afternoon.

Looking for light for photography can be compared to human's search for enlightenment. Everybody seeks SOMETHING. And we all go about it in different ways. Often, we can get on the wrong path, the wrong idea to finding what we seek. And we take this path, hoping to find the light we are longing for only to be disappointed at the outcome, like I was this morning.

Its only when we seek the true 'light of this world' that we can be truly enlightened.

Jesus said in John 8:12 "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."

"If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another" 1 John 1:7

And when we receive this light that we seek, we then become lights pointing the way for others to find what they seek.

"You may become blameless and harmless, children of God without falut in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world." Philippians 2:15

So when you do meet someone who is searching for this type of light, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16


  1. Fantastic photo.

    Light is something we all understand and perhaps take for granted - but in fact, He is the source of all light, both physical and spiritual.

  2. I went out again late this afternoon, after a beautiful sunny blue sky day. I waited till the sun was lowering towards the mountains and would produce some golden light. And wouldn't you know it, but clouds moved in & denied me most of it.

    I DID manage to snap a few SQUIRREL shots,(thought of you LGS) and while I sat & waited for the light, I was amazed at the beauty & quietness I found after an otherwise busy & noisy day of construction.

    Maybe God shielded the sun so that I would sit down for a few moments & just "be still".

  3. I absolutely love your picture. I too love photography. Thank you for your comment. My husband and I have been married for 9 years and the having children thing has just never happened. Maybe one day.
    In may 2006 I turned my life over to God and He opened my eyes and I guess you could say He let his light shine in me. So I love your post. I love that verse John 8:12. God has done amazing things in my life over the past year.
    I just never thought I would have children. But this past year I have felt God leading to adoption. I think God is just trying to prepare my heart for it. For sometime in the future. But I understand about trying to find someone to connect with who doesn't have children that is married and a Christian person. I have felt the same way you have.
    Anyway, I loved your blog. Your blog gave me comfort also. Love all your picture's. I have such a desire for photography. Especially Black and White pictures.
    Enjoyed your blog. I will come back and visit. You really have a heart for God. All your posts touched me.

  4. Lovely pics and great blog. Thanks for visiting my blog, and for the encouragement. I know that God is up to something, and that this season is necessary. God bless...

  5. wonderful photo Lawrence!