Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The Real Thing

Taken from the beach, directly behind the resort in Cabo San Lucas, looking toward the East in the morning. Shot from the same beach, but looking to the south a bit. We actually had an option to play the golf course that's in view, which would have required taking out a second mortgage on our home and a trip to the Oral Roberts prayer tower to pay for it. So, we just looked at it from a distance and took a picture for free instead. We had the vantage point of being just barely on the inside of the Sea of Cortez on the tip of the Baja peninsula. A long way from the old Arkanblogger homestead.
This was snapped (the photo, not the flower) on a stroll to the beach in the courtyard behind the resort we were staying in. Mrs. Arkanblogger ('a tip of the hat') has always had an eye for capturing the details on our journeys.

After reading a recent blogworthy post by our friend Bryce (you can go to his blog by linking at the top right of this page), I decided to post these pictures, though a few months dated, as a reminder that only God is the great artist. Even the impressionists, such as Claude Monet (whose work is displayed in our home) could only put their "spin" on what already existed. The same rules apply to photographers. Ansel Adams could only capture stark black and white versions of time and space, that had already been created in the glory of color that they were intended to be seen in. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate art and am thankful for the good folks stationed around the globe for taking that allow us visions of places we would not otherwise have an opportunity to visit and lay our own eyes upon. But I will always have a deeper appreciation for the originals and the One who created them.

Romans 1:19-32
19 Since what can be known about God is evident among them, because God has shown it to them. 20 From the creation of the world His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse.

Just a reminder to the unfamiliar...you may click on the pictures to make them larger. Enjoy.

-The Arkanblogger

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