911. Bursts of shimmering light coalesce into a kaleidoscope of magnificent beauty. ~Excerpted line from a work by Theresa at: https://soulgatherings.wordpress.com

Then, a swirl — a spiral —
of blues and turquoise, of teal and purple —
spearing the darkness with light.
Dancing, sparkling, shooting upward.
~Excerpted lines from the same piece of work
by Theresa at: https://soulgatherings.wordpress.comScreen Shot 2015-10-21 at 8.14.11 PMA mighty wind sweeps over the face of the waters. ~Eriugena

Earth, air, fire, and water, the constituents
of everything that will be, are in a whirlwind of motion.
It is a wild wind carrying the incipient life of the universe in its wings.
From it the matter of life emerges, as does lifeless matter,
flung almost discardedly across space.
Its power and expansiveness are overwhelming.
by J. Philip Newell

Look at this amazing hibiscus! The photographer has achieved a sort of abstract version of the flower, and in so doing I see all that these people whom I’ve quoted have described. And too whenever I’m confronted with something as remarkable and wondrous as this flower, I ask myself how anyone can doubt that it is the work of God’s hands, a recognizable symbol of a Power greater than we who flung all that is into being. What folly it is to think that such is the result of a random explosion of atoms! And even if it were such, where did the atoms come from? To deny the miraculousness of Creation and the Creator is to deny self and all that makes us living, breathing, loving entities. Could it be because if one acknowledges God, he/she has to accept the fact that he/she is accountable to the Maker of the gift of life?

I see the work of Your Hands
Galaxies spin in a Heavenly dance oh God
All that You are is so overwhelming
I hear the sound of Your Voice
All at once it’s a gentle and thundering noise oh God
All that You are is so overwhelming
I delight myself in You
Captivated by Your beauty
I’m overwhelmed, I’m overwhelmed by You
~Big Daddy Weave

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. ~Genesis 1:1-2  ✝

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18 thoughts on “911. Bursts of shimmering light coalesce into a kaleidoscope of magnificent beauty. ~Excerpted line from a work by Theresa at: https://soulgatherings.wordpress.com

  1. Brillant and almost overwhelming in its sheer beauty and color–to see such, to be captivated by it and yet never to allow ones mind to wander to the how and why—refusing to go there, only to continue to push such gnawing of wonderment aside–is ludicrous
    Bravo my friend—and all this from a mere flower–image anything bigger and more grand—mind blowing—to those who are in the know—-the knowledge of the Divine!!

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  2. I admire photographers who make their pictures into pieces of art with some changes in coloring and focus. My brother uses Photo Shop and sells his art that is created with his own photos or original art getting “tweaked.”
    Natalie, this was gorgeous how you incorporated the different thoughts and God’s influence on natural wonders of Earth, fire, water and wind was incredible. Of course, He had His divine touch in all of this!

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    • Oh, I’d love to see some of his work, Robin. I actually did some work on this photo too. It was such a gorgeous flower and the original did not
      draw out all the lovely colors. And thank you for the lovely comment and compliment, my friend. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤


  3. I wasn’t sure what the picture was at first. It reminded me of some glorious tower in a fantasy world. I wonder if that’s what it looks like to a bee, or an ant, who sees our world from a very different perspective.

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    • You know, JoAnna, that’s a good question. I’ve often wondered what and how much the insects and birds actually see. I actually would love to be as small as they sometimes so I could work my way down into the heart of such loveliness. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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