Thursday, November 18, 2010

You Capture: "What inspires you?"

This week's photography challenge was to find what inspires each of us.

I could have said that what inspires me is the beauty we can find around us in the everyday things--the beauty of God's creation, the beauty of that particular mix of sweetness and silliness that I see in my children, the beauty of well-chosen words, the beauty of relationships.

Because, ultimately, life is about relationships.

With that in mind...

This week I was listening to a song from an album that my son introduced me to, and a particular line struck me:
...And this life sentence that I'm serving
I admit that I'm every bit deserving
But the beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair

--Be My Escape by Relient K (click on that link to watch/listen on YouTube)
No, life is not fair. And especially in the area of eternity, I don't want it to be fair. I don't want to get what I deserve. "The wages of sin is death." That means that what I deserve--what I've earned because of sin--is death. Eternal separation from God. So, no, I don't want to get what I deserve. I want grace.

And I can't have that without first having a relationship with Jesus as my Lord and Savior.

Photo of a painting in my home of Jesus

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 NIV

To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. Jude 24-25 NIV

And if that isn't inspiring, I don't know what is.

Check out other You Capture entries at I Should Be Folding Laundry.



Truth said...

A beautiful post and portrait. I haven't heard the song you quoted, but love that line. Off to find it so I can hear it as well.

Renegades said...

What a neat unique photo. Great inspiration.

One of Us said...

Very, very inspiring! It is a hard job bringing up our kids to know HIM!

Tracy said...

Great post. Very true.

Stillmary said...

Very inspiring! The narrative even more than the photo. You Capture required inspiration and you captured the very essence of it! Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

If I was going to do a "You Capture" for inspiration - it would have to include You*

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