(I wish they would pay me for saying that - I would be rich by now).
Also my family will know that I have far too many apps on my iPad (mostly free ones - I only get paid ones if I cannot find a free one which will do the job).
Well one of the apps I had downloaded one time ages ago was one to have a little fun with photos. You loaded your photo into the app and then you could get a black and white sketch of a funny kind of outline of the photo.
I played with it once some time in 2012 and just used two photos that I found; quickly one of each of our boys many years ago when they were young. My husband had scanned some negatives and I had those pictures on the ipad so they were handy to use.
(I can hear our daughter now saying "what about one of me?"
- she always claims that being the third child was so unfair because we didn't take as many photographs of her as a baby as we did of the boys.)
These are the results of those two experiments
In fact it took me quite a while to find them today.
Have you ever had a picture just pop into your mind?
Well you can probably imagine my surprise when suddenly these two pictures popped into my mind during a prayer meeting at church a few weeks ago. I saw them clearly in my mind's eye and thought this was very strange.
Then God impressed a phrase on me
"I do not distort things I make them more beautiful"
Two of the words in that sentence really stood out to me.
"Distorted" and "more"
It was good enough, I felt, that God was telling me or reminding me that He does not distort things - that is the work of the devil.
And it was even better that He was reminding me that He makes things beautiful.
But the thing I felt that was being stressed was the fact that He makes things MORE beautiful.
Perhaps we need to take heed of Psalm 90:17
"Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us!"
So can we sit back and just think for a little while today about how we as children of God are not distorted but are made more beautiful by God?
I'm thankful to have a God who can make things MORE beautiful.
Do you want to thank God that He makes us more beautiful than we can imagine?