Thursday, February 23, 2012

Darkness & Light

In the dark of the midnight I have oft hid my face,
While the storm howls above me, and there's no hiding place
'Mid the crash of the thunder, Precious Lord, hear my cry,
Keep me safe till the storm passes by.

Till the storm passes over, till the thunder sounds no more,
Till the clouds roll forever from the sky;
Hold me fast,let me stand in the hollow of Thy hand,
Keep me safe till the storm passes by.
                       Mosie Lister

This evening, masses of big dark clouds surrounded the sunset, but they made a space around the light and didn't even touch it. In fact, if you only looked at the light, you would not even notice those dark clouds were surrounding it.

"And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it."
John 1:5

I have several family events going on this weekend, so will not be around visiting on this Friday or Sunday. Hope to see what you've all been up to on Saturday!

50 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh Ginny, once again you have captured the most beautiful sunsets. I love the verses you choose to accompany your photos.

Have a great weekend!

Maple Lane said...

Wishing you a nice weekend, Ginny. Beautiful post today.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

that is my absolute all time favorite verse and it's totally true. Have a great Friday Ginny

Remington said...

The pictures are beautiful! And you know just what to put with them to make a great post! Thank you for sharing....

RoeH said...

Gorgeous!!

Ma said...

His creation is magnificent:)

Fred Alton said...

Love that great old song by Mosie Lister. "Hold me fast, let me stand" has kinda been on my mind lots lately! Thanks, Ginny!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Enjoy your 'family events'!!!! Hope they're all for fun and not too 'serious' if you know what I mean.

And your images...they are spectacular!! And your prose you used is just so perfectly fitting.

PS...the roses outside my bedroom window are patented roses...called SIMPLICITY

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Arti said...

Beautiful pics. The light just shines through the darkness!!
And hope your family events go well, take care Ginny :)

Sandra said...

so beautiful, the dark and the light, enjoy your family fun

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

beautiful. beautiful. blessings ~ tanna

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Enjoy your family! I love that burnt-orange glowing sky! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Karin said...

Have fun with the family!! Great verse to go with these lovely photos!

From the Kitchen said...

Beautiful!!!!! Have a great time with the family.

Re your question: I find white balsamic in my regular grocery store.

Best,
Bonnie

SweetMarie said...

Amazing photos Ginny! I love this entire post!
Hope you have a wonderful time with your family!

reanaclaire said...

What awesome sights! I want to get a nice camera and snap some scenic pictures to put in my blog too!
Have a nice weekend, Ginny!

Glenda said...

Love your gorgeous photos . . . and the song. It's one of my all-time favorites.

Autumn said...

Beautiful! I was told I'd love your blog and I do. I too find God speaking to me in everyday life.

Filip Demuinck said...

Great pictures, I understand it that you select this one as your header picture. Is your PC repaired?

Greetings,
Filip

Chatty Crone said...

You captured some great artwork from God - on sunsets. And have a good weekend!!! sandie

photowannabe said...

Terrific promise to focus on the Light.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful pictures.Hope your weekend will be filled with good times.

Mary said...

Enjoy your time with family, Ginny. We'll be here whenever you get back. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Lynn said...

What an outstanding sunset this was. Great capture. Enjoy your weekend.

Rose said...

These are wonderful shots!!!

Deborah said...

You have the best pictures...Nice post too!
I read your last post...I want to go Frog City...YUMMMMMM That looks awesome!
xxoo
Deborah

George said...

Thanks for another wonderful sunset sequence. You're right -- when looking at the light you don't notice the dark clouds at all. Thanks for a great lesson.

Bobbi said...

It's good to see your back. I love these pictures... just beautiful!!

Shanda said...

love the colors in the last photo.

Ann said...

As always a gorgeous sunset for our viewing pleasure :)
Have a great weekend and enjoy the family time

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

You do capture some amazing sunsets GOD has created!

Hope all is okay and you will be back with us soon.

DawnTreader said...

The sky really is an ever-changing scenery.

Joanne said...

Your photos leave me speechless! They are breathtaking!
Blessings, Joanne

S. Etole said...

It's good to see you back with your beautiful photos again. Hope your weekend is going well.

The Café Sucré Farine said...

Stunning, once again - I just shared this with my husband and he loved it too. I know I've told you this before but you have such a special gift!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Beautiful clouds. I hope you're enjoying the weekend!

Rhonda said...

How beautiful is the LIGHT to shine forth in the darkness of this world to bring us to the Source of Light that warms us with Truth, that sets our feet dancing with the intense pleasures of the LIGHT bringing our heart to sing the song of Love Light and Life....
You have captured the LIGHT beautifully ...

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love the words you chose to go with the beautiful scenes... blessings ~ tanna

Tracy said...

Wow! Those are so lovely and the verses well, perfect. Thanks so much for being you!

momto8 said...

what beautiful pictures!! wow!

Reena Walkling said...

Ginny, these are gorgeous!

Doris Sturm said...

I love a busy sky - to an extend. We had a Tornado warning last week that scared me half to death and that kind of excitement I can do without - I think it did something to my computer before I got a chance to turn it off and remove the power cord.
Hope you are feeling well, Ginny!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

These shots are gorgeous!

SD ~ Dawning Inspiration said...

Love sunsets... ahhhhh....
Enjoy the family time!

LV said...

What a wonderful post filled with so much beauty and words of wisdom.

kanak7 said...

Such wonderful photos, Ginny! A treat to see these photos. About your question on my blog, yes I did take pictures of birds and just one shot of the rhino. I'll be posting the bird photos on my other blog.

Sharon said...

Beautiful captures of the sun setting!

Very nice post!

LittleThingsOfLife said...

Ginny, I've missed visiting lately. Hope to catch up on all your recent posts soon. This is a LOVEly post!! The photo is so amazing, and the words you chose to go with it very inspiring -- not only the Scripture, but your words, too. When we are surrounded by darkness, if we keep our eyes fixed on Him, we will be filled with His light and glory -- and the darkness cannot overtake us! Thanks much for sharing!! =)

Neal said...

Those are beautiful!

Ann said...

God is the artist,
God is the doctor,
God is the comforter.