I was inspired to take a walk as the sun was setting and the moon was rising and this song came to mind.
As I looked out my back door and this was my view. So I went outside to capture the beautiful sky.
Then I turned to go back into my apartment and I see that the moon is rising. I thought, ‘I say hello and you say goodbye’ beginning the song in my head.
So I take an evening walk to get better view. The moon is so bright I am even able to capture the water tower next to the moon.
The moon is in the perfect place to see between the branches of a tree as I walk closer to the west. The view reminded me of lace.
I turned back facing towards my home and this is the view I see in the sky to the east.
The last traces of the sun on the horizon as the star first star shines bright in the evening sky.
The streetlights come on as the sun disappears from the horizon and the stars come out.
Goodbye day, and hello night.
As the day says goodbye and the nights says hello I can’t help but think about all the senseless hatred and strife that is going on today. We are missing the beauty of God’s wonderful creation. Not only in nature but in the people all around us. We are all different but all created equal in God’s eyes. Our Creator who has given to each individual free will. Does this mean each person will agree? Doubtfully, but that is okay. I do not have to agree with you and you do not have to agree with me. The only one who is every truly right is Jesus. For He is the Truth, the Light, and the Way. No one came come to the Father except through Him. No religion or doctrine can get me to my Fathers home. Only Jesus. I can argue with you until I am blue in the face and I will never be able to change your mind and guess what? It is not my job to make you do anything. I can share with you all of the wonderful things Jesus has done and continues to do in my life, but I will not try to force you to believe in what I believe. I do hope though when you look around this world and the mess it is in that you can see the beauty and His love despite what man has done to one another and to this world. It is still beautiful, and His love amazes me everyday. I am just thankful that He gave me eyes to see all the beauty and love that surrounds me.
Photography by Julie Sheppard/Bridgeport, Texas 2/10/2017