Friday, June 22, 2012
The Camera and the Single Eye
My entry today has a Mystical aspect to it, which I hope you as readers won't find too "off the wall". I think that people with a strong Spiritual gifting will understand. It has to do with what Jesus said about seeing things Spiritually - (quote):
Matthew 6: 22 "The lamp of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light."
Jesus was not talking about our "eyes" here as we know them, but rather a different single "eye" with which we are to see Spiritual Light. Many people are blind - their eyes have never functioned, yet they are able to see Spiritually, sometimes better than most. Just because a blind person cannot see physically, that doesn't render him to having a body full of darkness.
Occasionally, my camera has become my "Single Eye" with which I see Spiritually. Click on the above picture to enlarge it and you'll see a recent example. I only noticed it after I had the photo loaded in my computer and started working with it - the cows at this very moment had arranged themselves in exactly the same visual pattern as the shortwave radio towers back on the horizon. Just as I was composing the picture, the cows were moving themselves about, then they settled down, as if completing their pose for me, and then I took the shot.
This is a very personal thing for me - the Single Eye is the Holy Grail, so to speak. If we are alert to the Spirit, we will find that many times during the day we "TURN ASIDE," to see the Lord in the situations and happenings of our day. HE IS THERE! Just as He came to Joshua, and he "lifted up his eyes, and looked," and SAW-- so we also need only to LIFT UP OUR EYES, turn aside from our earth-consciousness, to see that HE IS THERE-- a dimension that goes BEYOND.
Many times things like this kind of "appear" to me through the camera - a glimpse of the transcendent in the mere ordinary, especially something about the Divine Unity in God's activity among us, showing Him continually working towards His ultimate day of restoration of all things unto Himself.