charles grisham (natureshots) alabamabirder
 

Images of God's Creation

God created every living creature that moves, with every winged bird according to its kind. After speaking birds into existence, he said that this was good...I agree with him! Psalm 19 tells us that the skies proclaim the work of his hands and that his creation reveals knowledge and understanding about the nature of God.

Many years ago, on the day when my grandmother passed away, I prayed for peace and understanding...I needed it /: After randomly flipping through the Bible, I read Psalm 19 for the first time...then "it" came, it was the awesome presence of God. It was an encounter that no words can fully describe. But I can state with equanimity that after reading Psalm 19, every part of me felt beautiful. I knew that God was with me and my grandmother, and I knew then that I was supposed to read Psalm 19 at that time. I really can't explain it, but get this...

A few days later at her funeral, the preacher read my grandmother's favorite Bible verse... It was Psalm 19! I had no idea this was her favorite verse until the preacher read it. At that moment, I felt the presence of God once again.

My grandmother loved watching birds. Her yard was full of feeders and she traveled across much of Alabama in search for new birds to see. I share this passion with her! In my hunt for new bird species to photograph, I've spent some time in southeast Arizona, north-central Alaska, Alabama and Florida.

I currently practice law in north Alabama and have a beautiful family. When time does permit, I search intensely for the raw beauty on our Earth. The beauty is everywhere, and if you open your eyes, you will see it. For me, the birds are beautiful, and they are challenging to photograph. My search for them gets me out into God's creation.

My hope is that these photos allow you to catch a glimpse of how truly beautiful God's creation is...it is revealing about him.

431 wild bird species photographed and counting!

God Bless

Charles Grisham