About Paul Mullins
My experience as a commercial photographer has been a true blessing. It is a privilege to be able to enjoy the creative process every day I go to work. My favorite projects are the ones that take me outside where I get to spend time with the divine designer and His masterpieces, and where I can browse His one man show in natures gallery. My landscape photographs are only an attempt to display a sense of His greatness using the gifts He has given me.
It is with great joy that I am able to share Jesus Christ with you through this Scripture of Nature series. I pray He will reveal His glory to you. "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shone in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." 2 Corinthians 4:6
In 2002, I hiked the Rae Lakes loop in Kings Canyon National Park with my twin brother Phil and three other friends. On the last day of the hike we awoke to a light drizzle of rain. We got our gear together after breakfast and started out on the last leg of the five day trip. We were in awe as we walked past the rain drenched wild flowers saturated with color that contrasted the lush green vegetation. The streams were swelling and waterfalls appeared from the magnificent granite faces of the canyon. Suddenly, lighting struck the canyon wall above us, hitting the top of Sphinx Dome. The thunder roared so loud it immediately caused us to stop in our tracks. We looked down the trail and could see the valley below with an awesome rainbow appearing in a brilliant clearing of the cloud cover.
We all stood together almost speechless just mumbling the only words we could find... Wow! Wow! We continued to hike with my brother Phil, just in front of me, leading the way. He started to sing, “Oh Lord my God when I in awesome wonder, Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made, I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder Thy power throughout the universe displayed. Then sings my soul” ... I joined in to make it a duet, then the other guys added to the chorus, “how great Thou art, how great Thou art. When Christ shall come with shouts acclamation to take me home what joy shall fill my heart”... The spirit of God revealing Himself to me overwhelmed me and I started to weep. The words barely coming out and boy was it out of tune. We stopped again and were caught up in worship of our great God. It was an experience that took my breath away, seeing the glory of God and savoring the creator and designer of this great art. We were wowed by the greatness of God. There is nothing that I have experienced in this life that compares to seeing, savoring and sharing the glory of God.
Creation and the landscape are all about glory. “The whole earth is full of His glory” (Isaiah 6:3). ”The heavens declare His glory” (Psalms 19:1). It’s not so much about the flowers, the rainbow or the thunder as it is about the One who thought all of this up, created it, displays it to us and allows us to see Him in it. It’s like seeing with a new set of eyes, not our physical eyes but the spiritual eyes of the heart. “I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand” (Ephesians 1:18).
God made himself known to me by demonstrating His incredible glory in the person of Jesus Christ, showing how much He loves and accepts me, pursuing and embracing me in spite of all my failures (Romans 5:8, John 14:6).
Jesus Christ, who is the creator, temporarily set aside His glory as God and became a man with the purpose of going to the cross, suffering as a substitute for my sin and restoring life to a spiritually dead and blind Paul Mullins, along with you and everyone else (Philippians 2:6-11, 2 Corinthians 5: 21). What happened was I shifted my focus from a prideful self-preoccupied man and humbly saw the grace of God shining in the face of Jesus Christ. This light revealed the truth my heart was longing to know about, opening the eyes of my heart and giving me a whole new way of seeing, something worth pursuing with all my passion, even more than photography. This God is so great it will take an eternity to express the joy and love I have for Him.
If you want to talk about how you can have a relationship with Jesus Christ, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org