Have you ever stopped to think about the power of a photograph? Like really stopped. And thought. The ability to capture a split second in time and put it on pause. Forever. Mind blowing, really.
Praise God for the creator of it. (And now for a brief commercial break while I Google who did. Shame on me. I studied that once.) But for me personally, when you pair the power of photography with the power of worship, it literally gives me chills. The good kind. ;)
As a Christian, my faith is a journey, a daily walk, an experience, which though far from perfect, is an opportunity to both feel and express God's love and power. A power that I am granted only by His grace.
So for me to be able to capture the heart of people who also love God and know Him in the same way, is an indescribable experience.
I've never sung while "on the job" before, but this time I did. (I also don't work on Sunday's, lol, but this was so very different). I actually worshiped WHILE I worked. I was so moved by the power of the music and witnessing the faces and expressions of worship that I was literally smiling and singing with every click of the shutter.
This particular day was very special in the life of the church as they were celebrating the ribbon cutting and dedication of an awesome new playground. It will be used by not only the church children, but as an opportunity to share it with the surrounding community's children to show their love and God's love.
A day of song, worship, God's Word, changed hearts, food and play...it was perfect...including picture perfect blue skies.
I was so blessed to be a part of this day. Perks of the job? (Besides spiritual, of course.) Totally toned calves from all the stair climbing back and forth to the balcony while being the "worship photo ninja". It's my new title. ;) Also, I was fed. Muchas gracias. Who doesn't like food? Baptist churches always have food. Good food. It's practically a requirement.