I:Heart:Faces: Anything -
I took this photo in January of 2010, and titled it to be "A favorite photo for a very long time." Well, it has been 13 months, and it's still one of my very very favorites. Dressed in church clothes and my winter leather boots, I had slipped away from an event at my church and driven down to the cold riverside, to walk out to my favorite spot. I settled down on the planks that were greening despite the winter, and sat quietly for more than a half hour, listening to the sound of water, wind, and growing dusk noises flow over my heart to calmer shores. :)
The light was amazing, the sunset lit up the buildings along the river and yet didn't quite touch the cool blues and greens of the water. The water looked so deliciously arctic, as if a seal or a whale would just so happen to surface nearby, to keep me company on the long quiet dock.
Dressed in jacket and scarf and tights even, my hands quickly grew chapped and I would make my way back to my car, filled with the peace that comes from going to the waters to find my rest in God once more. And every time I look at this photo, I see that. I hear that. I feel that again. :) It's why it stays such the beautiful photo, yes, the blues and greens and shimmering silvers, the soft light and cold weather, and tilting my head to look up at the layered lights of dusk, but more than that, I remember -
That perfect, precious peace in Jesus.
May you know it as well, and if you do not, I pray God gives it to you, as you seek Him.
~ Jean Marie ~
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