After watching the altar stripped and made bare on Thursday, it was so refreshing to come back and see it set to celebrate his rising!
The contrast between Thursday’s post and today’s could not be greater. As a photographer, much of my mind is constantly searching the world in front of me for a composition. Something in the daily course of life that tells a story.
Friday while at Stations of the Cross, with the bare sanctuary I remembered the lessons of black and white photography. In B&W you strip something normal from the picture, in this case color. This absence of color subconsciously forces the viewer to look for patters, form, contrast changes and ask why something familiar looks different. Good B&W artwork lets you appreciate the world in a way you never could before because of the forced re-examination of the “normal.”
For three days I forced myself see the world differently and I heard it in my devotional. I took home lessons I was not ready to receive at different points in my life…and have a new set of challenges I hear Christ calling me to rise myself up to.
I hope you have a good Easter celebration today, and accept whatever challenges God has set before you to come closer to him and his people.