I was thinking this morning of the graphics program I use, and the effects that can be used to enhance a photograph, not so much changing the picture that is there, but taking it and bringing out the best, while minimizing and softening the rest.... and it reminds me of our love.
It's like we have one of those filters.... that we can apply to our life and ourselves - there are all kinds of effects we can use to look through, and the choice is ours as to which one we use.
I used to look through the filter of the world, and it made all things dingy and dark...I only saw my 'aloneness' and a future without much to offer, so I turned my back and refused to take part.
Jesus changed all that when I finally stopped running from Him, and realized that only He could do the changes in my life that needed to be done, only He could make my heart and life brand new.
That's exactly what He did, He swept my heart clean, got rid of all the dust and dirt He found there, and in its place He poured out His love and forgiveness, the dark fled, for His light was all around.
When all was ready and God knew it was time for the best gift of all, into my life He brought you.... just as He taught me to have faith and hope again, now He gave us the love that we share each day anew.
Along with that love came just the right filter, the one we look through every day...the one that magnifies the happiness, and makes troubles and darkness fade away.
Now everything I look at has a silvery sheen, a soft glow surrounds everything I view.... and I know I am looking through the most wondrous filter of all, the one made just for me, for it is a part of loving you!