Communication is core to photography. The word photograph comes from two Greek words meaning “light writing.” Since its inception, photography has been about communicating something through the image. Composition, lighting, focus and depth of field are some of the tools used to aid the process of communication. Still, with all the technical aspects right, a photo can leave one wondering what the point is. A good photograph tells a story, it communicates something to the viewer. An excellent photograph goes even farther, communicating in such a way that it leaves no doubt what the point is.
Communication is core to Christianity. Instead of a series of single snapshots stripped out of time and context, the Christian life is one of perpetual communication. We continually communicate the importance of our Savior, the impact He has on our life and the interest we hold in His kingdom. Since that is true, what precisely do we communicate? Do we communicate that we deeply love Christ, that He has radically changed us and that we are deeply invested in eternal matters? Or do we instead communicate a half hearted, lackadaisical approach to Christianity? While many hold fond feelings towards the things of God, I am afraid that very few have a passion about our Lord that leaves no room for doubt in the lives of those with whom they interact.
Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.
Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.
Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
1 Chronicles 16:23-29
Nikon D80 400mm f/8 1/125 sec. ISO-100