We no sooner finished eating and the doorbell rang. A dear friend from church stopped by for a minute to drop off something I’d left behind. As we were talking about the service, she made a comment.
“I couldn’t read the words on the powerpoint slides. There was no contrast between the background and the text. It all blended together. Next time make sure there is more distinction between the dark background and the white text.”
Hours on top of hours were spent preparing the presentation as I worked hard to make sure there was contrast and that it could be easily seen. But something happened between my computer and the church’s computer … all contrast settings were deleted and the beautifully colored backgrounds washed out and blended with the pristine white text. As I was speaking, I watched the monitor—everything was beautiful on the monitor, so my friend’s comments came as a shock to me. I asked my husband and daughter … they concurred. They couldn’t read the text either.
For me, when presented with a project, I pour my all into it, giving Him the best I have to give. So, when yesterday’s slideshow became a distraction rather than reflecting the excellencies of our great God, I knew there had to be a lesson in there somewhere. Sure enough, this morning it hit me …
the perfection of beauty,
God hath shined.
(Psalm 50:2 KJV)
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