Credit Where It Is Due

Credit Where It is Due

I like to make photographs, and I enjoy being praised for what I have done. But God teaches a different attitude, one of thankfulness and humility. He pointed that out to me recently. I DO NOT MAKE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ALONE. I didn't create the light, or the technology which makes photography possible. I didn't buy my camera, it was a gift from my husband. I didn't give myself the ability to see through the camera in order to make an image which others find pleasing. It is right to use what I have been given to the best of my ability, but it is wrong to take credit for what I have not done. God made the light, the elements which are used to manufacture the camera, and the world from which these images come. He has given me gifts: people to teach me, eyes to see with, and a brain to process information. I am thankful for these gifts. He deserves all the praise, not I.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Heavens Declare...



24 comments:

Sarah said...

Gorgeous!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Photos like this make me happy to be alive. I celebrate this holy scene with you. Amen!

A MAN WHO LOOKED UP AT THE SKY

A man who looked up at the sky
Saw ravens and clouds flying by.
He had to look up,
The sky filled his cup—
He’s my kind of sky-watching guy!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Pearl Harbor sky

EG Wow said...

I like your attitude, Dimple! But we can give you credit for seeing this beautiful sky and then taking the photo to share with us. :)

Ms. Becky said...

oh, divine. happy SWF to you Dimple.

LauraX said...

exquisite!

Kay L. Davies said...

Absolutely beautiful. Between you and God, you've done a good job with this photo, and I say that with all sincerity.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Joyful said...

Just beautiful!

Saun said...

Amen! Beautiful sunset

thomas said...

Beautiful gift from god.

My SWF

Sylvia K said...

I feel exactly the same way as EG! You open your eyes to the beauty around you and no one can do that but you and you share that beauty as well! The heavens are smiling, Dimple! Have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful photo, Dimple, and wonderful observations about from where it came....

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Stunning light in that sky Dimple!

DrillerAA09 said...

Absolutely stunning. Very well done. Happy skywatching.

Lesley said...

beautiful. I like the few taller treetops peeking up as a silhouette.

JM said...

Fantastic sky! Great shot.

Anvilcloud said...

Kind of a nice mood to this pic.

NitWit1 said...

I love this skyscape.

By the way what is the deal with anonymous comments? I get very few of them. I know others have said they have had their work stolen, too.

For 3 years I have only received 3 span and it was in foreign language. When I translated with Google it was also porn.

NitWit1 said...

I love this skyscape.

By the way what is the deal with anonymous comments? I get very few of them. I know others have said they have had their work stolen, too.

For 3 years I have only received 3 span and it was in foreign language. When I translated with Google it was also porn.

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful capture of a gorgeous sky. The color is amazing. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie ;)

Kim, USA said...

Amen to that!! You are right we have to give credit where credit is due. Love your photos and thanks for sharing this to us. Happy weekend!
SWF

Kitty said...

What a glorious sky! You were certainly given the gift of capturing it!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Vivid and lovely~

Princess Sarah said...

Amen! God is great and awesome.

His Unfailing Love

The Rainbow

patriciawonders said...

The majesty of God's creation is so apparent!