"This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." PSALMS 118:24

I remember growing up as a kid and going to church, we would say that verse over and over again. 

In my young mind it sounded like we were droning through it like it was a funeral dirge, no joy, no rejoicing.

Now, when I hear this verse, my continence changes, I get a smile on my face, my shoulders lift.  I say it with passion and verve.

What has changed? 

I believe part if it is age, I appreciate life more now than I did as a kid.  I have suffered some and witnessed others suffer greatly.  This has humbled me greatly and changed my heart.

But, the most important thing that has changed is I have been given the gift of faith from God to be able to see a glimpse of what Christ did for me and you when he died on the Cross.

We are all sinners, we deserve death, but the perfect sinless Lamb of God came to take away the sins of the world.  He did that for me and you!

As I consider that reality, the verse "This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it" takes on a new life and has new power.  It has the power to focus my mind on a reality much bigger than myself.  And that reality enables my heart to rejoice.

"This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it"

Have a blessed Lords day! 

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About waynem

As a Minnesota based photographer and artist I have been greatly influenced by the Upper Midwest. I focus my skills and energies on portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, architectural and fine art work. My best work comes from images first painted in my mind. I mull over a prospective image for weeks or months, seeing it from different angles and perspectives, then finally deciding what to capture. The result is images that deeply touch people's emotions and powerfully evoke memories and dreams. My images are used commercially by companies and organizations ranging from Financial Services firms, mom and pop Ice Cream shops and The Basilica of St Mary to communicate their shared vision and values. Book and magazine publishers have featured my images on their covers. My photographs also grace and enhance the decor of many fine homes.
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