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© 2012 Mary-Elizabeth Kadlub
This photograph reminds me that things on planet earth are not as God intended for them to be. While I do not enjoy being a ‘glass half empty’ type of person, it is easy to get the blues over this sheer fact. The world was once a perfect place, before the fall of Adam and Eve. Ever since, some people have chosen to go against the downward spiral… unfortunately others have succumbed to its gravitational pull. As is evident here, falling to the depths of where this downward spiral would take you does not look good at all. It’s a long way down. Surely it would be a longer way back up post face plant in the pavement.
The great part about all of this is that God is there to meet people, even at the bottom as they hit the floor. What a picture of hope! Going against the downward spiral is exhausting many a day – but there is immeasurable joy in the journey upward. I encourage you to walk with God, through Jesus Christ, the only One who can lift us up and carry us higher.
While the woman in this photograph seems as if she’s being sucked down, she really isn’t. Everything but her hand, tight to the guide rail, is blurred. Her grip is sure and steadfast. She is determined to move onward and upward.
Taken in the staircase to the colonnade at St. Isaac’s Cathedral , St. Petersburg, Russia.
May 31, 2012
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