Wednesday, May 9, 2012


I've been doing some timelapse photography lately and it has me thinking about the brevity of life.  There's something about a well done timelapse (of which mine are not....yet)  that catches your eye and mesmerizes you!  It's a perspective of life we cannot see without special camera and processing work.  But, imagine for a minute, if timelapse is really God's perspective.  We know He has an infinite mind and an infinite view.  Eternity past and future is the present for Him.  In His perspective all of history can zip by in a flash - and yet He can see it all in perfect clarity.  Not a single detail escapes His all-seeing eye.  So, just maybe, timelapse is a way we can have a very finite view of God's infinite view.  What took hours to photograph can speed by in a few seconds.  As humans, our lifespan even at it's maximum, is only a brief blip on the screen of eternity.  The trial you're in right now may seem to have lasted forever.  But, in the eternal scheme of things it's only a moment and will soon be over.  That's not to minimize the pain and hurt that this life brings.  It's just to maybe ease the pain by knowing that "weeping may endure for a night; but joy cometh in the morning"!  In the eternal grandeur of heaven; our why's won't even need an answer.  We'll look back at that seemingly life-sucking trial and say - "oh that----it was nothing"!   Timelapses make me think on James 4:14 - "For ye know not what shall be tomorrow.  For what is your life?  It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away".  That's not doomsday stuff.  For the quadriplegic, for the terminal cancer victim, for the unloved spouse, for the single parent working three jobs - and on and on - it's hope if we know Jesus!   Just as the clouds scurry by in these timelapses; the sorrows of this life will seem like a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away into the bliss of eternity with the Lord.  Enjoy - and be kind - I'm just learning!