Favourite Creation

Colossians 3:1-4

1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 
2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and  your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

One of my favourite creations of God is the sky. I started taking photos with our family camera when I was 10 years old. As a 10-year old home-schooled kid in China who didn’t have many friends with the same age, I spent most of my time on the computer. I use the computer to study, but most of the time I would watch anime and play computer games on it. Because of anime and computer games, I wanted to write stories and make art of my own that are inspired by the characters and scenery from these media.

My passion for stories and art lead me to DeviantArt, a website like Facebook, where various artists could interact with each other and post their art pieces. My father bought my first ever digital camera for my 11th birthday. From then on, I have reflected that it is much easier to take photos of God’s creation, and it’s very difficult or impossible to create them on my own.

Among all the photos I took then, the sky was the most consistently photogenic pictures in my opinion. Even the most beautiful photo I have taken was a photo of our cat looking up, and the light from the sky reflecting in its eyes. If a short moment of a cat’s eyes reflecting the sky’s brightness is the most beautiful image I have taken, how much more beautiful when we reflect the light of Jesus, the Light of the world? In John 8:12, the Bible says, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of light.”

Dear God, thank you for Your promise that when Jesus Christ appears, I will also be with Him in glory. Please help me live a life that glorifies You, instead of myself or anybody else. And please fill me with Your Holy Spirit as I follow You and shine the light that You have shone in my life to the people around me. All these thing I pray in Your Gracious Name, Amen.

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