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, December 29, 2011

Christmas Sunrise

My sister-in-law, who lives nearby, called me Christmas morning. She said I had to take a picture of the sunrise.










She was right.
Skywatch Friday



10 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, she certainly was right. What a gorgeous sky! And the snow-covered evergreens are wonderful for Christmas morning!
Wishing you the very best for the new year!
K

J Bar said...

Beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

forgetmenot said...

What a gorgeous sky to wake up to!! Absolutely lovely, and on Christmas morning--what a treat. Happy New Year. Mickie:)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Your sister in law and you make a great team. Great photo.

todayithink said...

\O/ two posts this night! Beautiful!

Gaelyn said...

Wow, that's great texture and color. Your sister in law was right.

Hope to see you at the Cyber Masquerade Ball.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous colors and a beautiful sunrise. I am so glad your SIL called you. I wish you and your family all the best in 2012, Happy New Year!

GRĂ˜NN FRYD HOS MONIQUE - said...

Beautiful!

aka Penelope said...

The sky dressed in shades of pretty pink created a moment of wonder that you so beautifully captured with the magic of your lens. Hope you had a joyful Christmas, Dimple, and that you and yours enjoy a healthy and happy New Year. :)

Sallie (FullTiime-Life) said...

What a great Christmas gift she gave you with her call!