Lens on the SOUL (Photo Essay)
Lens on the SOUL — Essay 2
Colorful Mineral Deposits
The vivid wet painting is usually hidden by the waterfalls but it’s been dry at the Hocking Hills State Park so the falls isn’t running. There’s just a dribble of water down the back wall of the falls. This dribble, over many years has left deposits of iron, other minerals, and algae too. Sun striking the wet surface brings out all the glorious colors on the day of my visit. So this is what’s been going on backstage while the curtain of water’s been concealing things!
I would have liked to have seen the falls in operation but since God turned off the water supply I’ll settle for this subdued display of grandeur. How long has it taken for this many-layered painting to get to this glorious stage? Like its subterranean sculptured counterparts we call stalactites and stalagmites, probably centuries.
Some use the medium of acrylics, others water colors. God paints with minerals on a canvas of stone, or is this too really a sculpture? With God the art forms blur. That’s what happens when you have all the time in the world in which to work!
The behind-the-waterfalls art is a reminder that God’s in no hurry. He has centuries to do things and actually eternity, when you get down to it. It’s good for us to remember that God’s timing is different than ours.
“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” (2 Peter 3:8)
I understand God is in no hurry, and I am actually a pretty patient person. (I am the mother of 3 boys!) My struggle with God and time is I want to control my time; when things happen, how long they last, when to stop things. It is difficult for me to live in the “God will take care of it” zone of my life when I am much more comnfortable when I can get the action going myself.