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.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Water

video
A short video of a stream near my home.
Please ignore the sound of the camera focusing.

5 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Dimple that is a beautiful little stream... I'd be so happy to have something like that close to my home. I love this. (I watched it with no sound, because my husband is taking a nap and we have a small house.... I didn't want him to wake up thinking we had a water leak or something ;>)

Becky Jerdee said...

Nothing like running water!!!

knitwit said...

Beautiful stream, and how I long to hear the sound of moving water again. Everything here is still frozen solid! I'm ready for spring!

Maggie May said...

That's a lovely little stream.
All that snow, still around, though!
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Hildred said...

Lovely to watch and listen to - it speaks of spring!