March 5, 2013 by JesstheMess
This rosemary bush is just another shrub. Sitting at the corner of the path, with bees buzzing around, it largely goes unnoticed. This is why I love this picture. The unnoticed jumping out. It is close enough to see the detail of the little flowers and fresh shoots within the focus, while the out of focus leaves the impression of much more detail beyond.
Don’t we all need focus! Without focus my life can get overwhelmed and lost in the detail. What do you choose to focus on? We can focus on many things in order to avoid being lost in the detail. What we focus on says a lot about who we are. I choose to make Jesus my focus. His amazing love for me, seen in his sacrifice at the cross, draws me away from focus on the minor details to that which is eternal. He endured the cross, overcoming shame and death, for the sake of His followers. He sits at God’s right hand, now praying for these. He dealt with death for me, he prays for me, so that I can have life in Him.
… let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
(Hebrews 12:1-3 ESV)
Focussing on Christ, and the details of what He did for me on the cross, keeps from getting lost in the detail or growing weary. It helps me to keep going, following Him till He calls me home, or He returns.
Don’t get lost in the detail.
This post is part of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Detail.
© J.Smith Photography and ‘illuminating the invisible’ (2012-2013).