Radiant Form has been nominated for not one, not two, not four, but three awards. This is quite an unexpected surprise for me, especially given this blog’s short three week existence. We are humbled and honored to say the least.
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I love how black and white can give an ordinary photo a different power of expression; something that we’re used to seeing in color is suddenly seen differently. I found that to be true with this picture I took of Jesus on the cross in our chapel. I see it daily but putting it in black and white helped me to see it again for the first time. Jesus, thank you for dying for me. Jesus, thank you for helping me carry my own cross. Jesus, help me never to grow accustomed to what you did for me.
Certainly a sunset is not a theophany in the strict sense of the word, as it’s not a direct manifestation of God himself. However, we can ask ourselves, what is it about a sunset that triggers delight in most people? Why do we feel the urge to grab a camera and capture the moment? Is there a trait that is found in the object of a sunset itself? There is indeed something about beauty that triggers awe, wonder, mystery, splendor, and delight–as would, I think, a direct manifestation of God. Perhaps a sunset is one of God’s ways of reaching out to us through the senses.