Realm without Words

What can I tell you?

I don’t want meaning. I want peace and faith. I want a connection to the Creator so that I can discern His character directly in Creation. What my mind can make of these things is useless until I know the ultimate value God places on everything. So you can keep your content, words and meaning; I’m looking for something that is too powerful for words, too big for mere thought.

In a previous post I proposed a theory of sorts about why I felt so driven to take pictures. It’s not simply that a picture is worth a thousand words, but that some pictures speak a language above the intellect. Nobody has to admire my camera work; don’t look unless you feel something beyond your mind telling you there is something you need to see. That’s because those pictures are nothing more than a feeble attempt to grab something that calls to me on that higher level. I don’t claim it’s skill or talent, but an imperative that drives me from far above myself. God speaks without words, at least words as we know them.

I can’t tell you anything that really matters. My words, pictures and other output here might serve to indicate things that matter, but they don’t matter themselves. That’s the nature of parable and symbolism in the Bible. What really matters is in the realm of the heart. Everything else is, at best, just sign posts indicating a path for exploration. They beckon you to enter that Land without Words.

All I can tell you is my own reaction to what I find. Go, look for yourself.

About Ed Hurst

Disabled Veteran, prophet of God's Laws, Bible History teacher, wannabe writer, volunteer computer technician, cyclist, Social Science researcher
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One Response to Realm without Words

  1. forrealone says:

    Often, as my eyes wander across the pieces of Creation that fall into my gaze, I too am captured by the beauty that connects with me. No, words would hardly cover the experience taking place. My photo skills with the use of a basic phone are limited, but I am compelled nevertheless to make a record of that moment. It is when looking back upon those moments I can again experience it. It’s fun!


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