A day before New Years eve, I took one of my spontaneous trips up to the upstate to explore an old bridge (a blog post will be about it soon), then had the urge to spend some quiet time watching a sunset from atop of South Carolina's most beautiful views - Caesars Head (The first picture you can see the rock for why it's called Caesars Head). Several people had the same idea to watch the 2012 sun set, as they made a trip out to the cliff to take a quick look since it was cold, but a look I thought was worth watching. I actually got to meet another fellow photographer and make some connections - its always neat the people you can meet while doing photography.
Its an amazing feeling watching a quiet sunset while 3215 feet above everything else, yet knowing way off in the distance is the everyday activities and noises going on in the cities, towns, and houses. Its a calming feeling of being so small in a big world. The evening was a great one to rejuvenate and look ahead for the upcoming year. Below are my pictures that I hope you will enjoy from the sunset, but first I wanted to share an encouraging word that really seemed to complete my trip that day. Thanks to my pastor friend, Jim, for bringing this message at church this week.
Can you look back on the past year and see what all the Lord has done? Difficult times, lost loved ones, and stress can often cloud the rearview mirror as you look back, but we all have things we can be grateful for. God is always ready to help and set free those who call out to Him and stand on His steadfast love. Now that the sun has set on 2012 and has risen for 2013, maybe now God wants us to expect great things in 2013 by already thanking Him for it today and claiming it through the Power of His Name. He has a whole new adventure out there for us in 2013, as long as we stand on His steadfast love, trust Him, and expect He will do great things. Then when we look back on our life this time next year we can say like David in Psalm 118:23 – “the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.”
I encourage you to read the rest of Psalm 118 and be blessed. Enjoy the sunset at Caesars Head 12/30/12...
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