I’m posting a day early to allow room for a special announcement for the first of September . . .
Raptor in Flight
It’s amazing what memory’s we attach to the pictures we take. Want to guess what this picture reminds me of? You probably will never guess. Believe it or not, it reminds me of Acts 26, the chapter in the Bible where Paul preaches in the audience of King Agrippa with such passion that the King himself said: “Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.”
Though this passage has very little to do with a raptor in flight, it was the passage I was reading for my morning devotions when I saw this hawk fly across the field in front of me. I love to do devotions outside. For some, it might be distracting, but I have found this only to be the case when I am under a specific time pressure. On this particular morning, I was not. Thus, the time I spent in softly going inside to retrieve the camera to snap a few shots of the fleeting visitor only added to the novelty of reading Acts 26.
Bible reading and study are not to be isolated between the hours of 6:00 and 7:00 in the morning, or whenever you do your devotions. Scripture was meant to flow through our minds as blood flows through our bodies, ever present, ever nourishing! Oh wretched photographer that I am! If I marvel at but one picture which reminds me of some Scripture most distantly related, than what of profit am I reminded of for the thousands of others that I take? Will I ever be persuaded to live as a Christian? for Christ, and not for self?