We went searching for a good place to take urban style portraits the other day and came up short. I followed tips I had found online and nothing panned out.
As we drove home my husband commented on the sunset over our town. It had some lines that were a bit odd in it. So I pulled out my camera as we began the descent into town. I snapped the picture above. It’s not at all what I was trying for.
I really like the picture though. I find it beautiful. We got to stop for ice cream with the kids. I did find a spot I like for portraits, it’s not exactly what I was looking for, but it’s a good one.
It can be difficult to understand sometimes how what we see as failure can be transformed to victory. Often what we think our objective is turns out to be insignificant. How often a missed goal causes us to grow in ways that are beyond our comprehension.
And in our weaknesses His strength is shown.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
In the end I asked a photographer who has great pictures to share his secret spot and he was happy to help. Can’t wait to make another trip to the city!