The transparency of our lives

I stumbled across this page the other day, and was amazed at some of these images.  This is Salar de Uyuni, the worlds largest salt flat in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes.

During the summer, it’s just one vast expanse of salt, but during the wet season, the salt is covered with a very thin layer of water that turns the whole area into a gigantic mirror.

The area is perfect for satellite callibration, so there are they’ve erected these little “sandcastles” for satellite’s to callibrate from.

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As you can see, it’s a tremendously beautiful sight.  I couldn’t help but think of the analogy though, that everything we do on earth is transparent to the Lord.  All our actions are revealed as if we were living on some great mirror, and all we do is manifest unto him.

In the poem “The Builders“, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, he writes

Truly shape and fashion these;
Leave no yawning gaps between;
think not, because no man sees,
such things will remain unseen.

In the elder days of Art,
Builders wrought with greatest care
Each minute and unseen part;
For the Gods see everywhere.

Let us do our work as well,
Both the unseen and the seen;
Make the house where gods may dwell
Beautiful, entire, and clean.


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