Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Original is So Much Greater

During our many years of kayaking I have taken hundreds of pictures from my kayak of the sky, the  water and the sun.  Some of these have turned out surprisingly well, (although it is very difficult to take a picture from a boat that is constantly drifting with the current and with waves constantly changing the angle in the viewfinder.)

I find the ones I am the most disappointed with are the pictures taken of either the sunrise or the sunset.  Many times I would snap away hoping to capture with my camera the beauty before me, only to be so very disappointed with the result.  Try as I might I could not capture the glory, majesty and beauty of the original.

As Christians, we have been given the holy Scriptures of God.  In them are "the oracles of God."  They reveal a history of the ages in which the birth, life, death and resurrection of our Lord were prophesied and came about.  They tell of the might, the glory, the majesty and wonder of our Lord.

As great and glorious a gift the Scriptures are to us, when describing our Lord and God, they are like my camera.  They cannot begin to capture the greatness of the original.  Only when we are with Him, when we see Him in all His glory, will we begin to understand.

Then we will join with .. ."every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them.. .saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever." (Revelation 5:13.)

No comments: