forgetting the reason
One of the main reasons why I love taking photos is because I can try to portray God’s handiwork. I try my best to show God’s creation, knowing that all I’m doing is merely trying to show the house through a peephole.
I have been guilty of forgetting the reason why I am snapping pics, but now I’ve been harshly reminded. My camera was stolen recently along with my favourite lens (70-200 f/4 IS). I hope the person that got it is using it better than I did! The reason I said why I have been forgetting the reason is the reality that I’ve been taking photos to gain an audience. It was really a fine line crossed or maybe I didn’t cross the line, but it became more about gaining fame.
I think it’s sort of similar in many walks of our lives. We might begin doing good things, be it business, working, and even serving (worshiping and serving), trying to serving God to the very best we could. But in the midst, we were diverted. That’s when it’s important to stop and tell ourselves to redirect and get back on the right track!
Many people have asked me this question: “Don’t you feel that you’re e in a pinch with your camera missing?”
My answer has been: The camera is merely an object. I thought I would have been more affected, but it was lost during a Overseas Christian Fellowship Conference and there were more reasons to be joyful—like a brother and sister coming to be part of the family—than to express sorrow or anger over something so small. The camera definitely was expensive and it might have blown a hole in my pocket, but there were more reasons to celebrate and I would just have to work hard to fund another camera.
Also, let’s not forget, the greatest memories are never captured by a camera but by our God-given eyes and mind.
I won’t have a camera for some time, but I will have time to simply enjoy the things God created for us and maybe sort out some of my photos. There might just be a gem in the midst of all that coal stored away in my computer. —pic and copy submitted by Victor Kuah, Australia
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