This photo was taken by Lara Ellis on Cleawox lake at sunset in the Fall. Cleawox lake is one of the many lakes near Florence, Oregon.
I have asked Lara’s permission to make a painting of this stunning photo. I was drawn to the serenity and the magical setting of this composition.
I have not veered much from the topography of the place that is documented in this photo in respect for the photographer’s sentimental memories of such.
I have instead, added drama to the sweeping skies, expressing my awe of the scenery that pointed me to the Great Creator God!
I have envied the position of the fisherman who was in perfect consonance with all the arrangements of the ages obeying the laws that regulates the spheres. His hand consciously does what Arcturus and Orion are doing without thought, appealing to one of the grandest force that sways the universe.
“By the word of God the heavens were of old” (2 Peter 3:5). When the earth was formless and dark, Your voice, Oh Lord, was heard, saying, “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3), and at thy word” light leaped forth. “At thy word day and night took up their places, and “at thy word” the dry land appeared, and the seas retired to their channels. “At thy word” the globe was mantled over with green, and vegetable life began. “At thy word apppeared the sun and moon and stars, “for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years” (Genesis 1:14). “At thy word” the living creatures filled the seas and air and land, and man at last appeared.”
Of all these, we are well assured, for by “faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God” (Hebrews 11:3). Living in conformity with the word of our Lord, we feel ourselves to be in order with all the forces of the universe, travelling on the main track of all real existence. Is not this a sublime condition, even though it is seen in the common deeds of our everyday life?”
– Charles Haddon Spurgeon