I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being. ~Hafiz
I was in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on Lake Michigan when I took this photo. It was in the late afternoon and the sky had darkened as if a storm was coming. Quietly the sky opened, and the rays of the sun slipped through, sliding down and splashing onto the calm lake, spreading the light to everyone.
I was very inspired by this scene. After taking my photo, I sat and watched the clouds for a few more minutes, as they shifted and changed, the light moving and changing its position on the water.
I thought how dark it had been, and in an instant there was light reaching toward the earth. It reminded me of an old song: “You’ll Never Walk Alone” : “Don’t be afraid of the dark, at the end of the storm, there’s a golden sky, and the sweet silver song of the lark..”
I love this quote:
Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light. ~Norman B. Rice
With this week’s Water Dragon Sunday posts, may we spread the light from blog to blog, all around the world….
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Lovely capture Judy. I would have sat there for awhile too! Margie
Thank you, Margie!
‘Heavenly” is what I was thinking even before I read your passage. So pretty!
Thank you, Elisa!
Heavenly photo and love the quotes.
Thank you! I appreciate that..
I love this post. Thank you, Judy, what a wonderful way to start the new week. 🙂
Thank you, zelmare! I love the way that looked too…
No more greater than Light from above in Heaven,Excellent entry Judy 🙂
Thanks, Jake! My feelings exactly.
Magnificent image of God’s holy powers. Your quote goes so well with
your outstanding photo.
Very nice …..
Thank you, Isadora, so kind of you~
awesome rays 🙂
I thought they were cool, too, Joshi…thank you!
you got a pretty collection of quotes here relating to light so let me share one with you 😀
Aint a Thing in the World that can travel Faster than the speed of Light 😛
ayoo Nalaik Panda talks like nerd 😀
awesome photography as usual 🙂
Hey, great quote, my friend! I like that one! You are much cooler than the usual nerd!
And thank you!
How are you? I’ve missed your posts.
B-) hehehe thanx 😛
im good 🙂 how u doing dj 😛
so do i missed urs 🙂
dj is hanging in there. I need more hours in a day. do you know where I can get some? lol
ah here go panda with his noble price theory again.,
Einstien tried to stop down the time and just came to the conclusion that if a body travels with the speed of light for it the time can be slow down but to achieve a speed of light it is impossible .
and then he died 😛
then The nerdy Nalaik panda continued to work on einstien theory and he just simply switched off the cells of his wall clock and the time stopped there for him B-)
Good Willingly they will consider my work worth it and very soon the world gonna award me with the Noble Prize 😛
Well, I’m impressed! Kudos to you! 😉 You’ve got it all figured out Nalaik! When those cells got switched off, did you sleep better?
I’m sure the Nobel Peace Prize folks will be giving you a call soon 😉
And your dj will start spinning your fave song!
Awesome. I agree with you about thinking of the song: You’ll Never Walk Alone.
We never are…are we? And thanks for your comment, Tess.
Beautiful photo… It is just what would look perfect as a background for the words of a song at church.
Hi Maggie…Thanks so much. I totally agree with you.
By the way…I found this in my spam. That’s never happened to your comments before.
I thought I’d let you know. Two of them ended up in there just in the past two days.
I love this photo and the verse under it. Great post. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for coming by and for your kind comments!
Pleasure is mine 🙂
that’s a wonderful wonderful photo Judy.
It’s epitomises God speaking through heaven.
I guess the quote + the verse from the Bible
creates such an impression 🙂
I share a similar verse from Quran
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ جَاءَكُم بُرْهَانٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَأَنزَلْنَا إِلَيْكُمْ نُورًا مُّبِينًا ﴿١٧٤﴾
O mankind, there has come to you a conclusive proof from your Lord, and We have sent down to you a clear light.
Oh Amira, I like that verse from the Quran. It’s beautiful,it goes well with the photo, and it’s like the verse from Matthew 5, too. Perfect! Thank you for your sweet words and the verse!
Nice image Judy. The silhouetted trees frame the scene well.
Thank you Jim! I appreciate that. I think I missed a post of yours…I’ll come over. I need more time in a day. 😉
Absolutely lovely way to present Jake’s theme. I loved this, Judy.
Thank you, Kate!
Beautiful picture and what wonderful quotes you chose to accompany it! 🙂 I want to be in that very calm environment! 🙂 Your pictures are always deep, Judy!
Thank you, Elyas! What nice things to say… It’s so good to see your face and words here again!
Hi Judy! Simply beautiful! I love sceneries like these. To me it’s like a little piece of heaven is looking down at us 🙂
Adri…Thank you so much! That’s how I felt too. 😉
“… in an instant there was light reaching toward the earth.” great line, and I couldn’t describe what I see in your photo better. I can imagine sitting quietly in that light.
Thank you, suitablefish….I love what you said about “sitting quietly in that light”….very peaceful.
Beautiful rays of light beaming through the clouds!
thank you, Fergimoto!
Wonderful capture Judy!
Very nice photo 🙂 I really like the verse, it fits really well with it 🙂
Thanks! I appreciate that!
You outdid yourself here Judy! 😉
Oh thank you, Eliz. That was up north. I love the way the clouds parted and the sun’s rays slid through them. I caught it at the perfect time. I don’t always do that!!
I love the photo. It has so many elements to be admired.
Thank you, Sartenada!