I used to hate cameras. My mom was the family photobug and wore us out with family photos as I was growing up. Nevertheless, after being married for about a year, I wanted to get a nice camera to capture the memories we were creating. Being me, I started reading up on how to take pictures.
In a very brief explanation of photography, you are working to capture the right amount of light to get the correct exposure that you desire. When learning to take photos in manual mode for the first time, they suggest that you take a lot of photos, because you are going to make a lot of mistakes in figuring the settings out. In contrast, our eyes do this automatically for us.
Just as our eyes can see light so much better and easier, we still don’t see the whole picture. There is so much more to us than what we see, what we see of others, or what others see of us. Just as our eyes are better than the camera’s sensor, God sees just “a little bit” better than we do [read with sarcasm].
I know David mentioned this in the blog post on Tuesday, but as a wrap up for this week I could not think of a better verse for week one of this series:
For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. – 1 Samuel 16:7 ESV
It’s very easy to look on the outward appearance and draw conclusions. It’s what we see the easiest. It’s almost always misleading.
Let us strive to look on the heart.