It’s the last shot that is often the most beautiful shot.
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“And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need.
These are the sacrifices that please God.”
Hebrews 13:16 New Living Translation
My companions and I had been shooting pictures for three hours when I took this photograph. We started shooting as the sun was setting and finished when the moon was well above the horizon. When we entered the park there were people gathering to beat their drums to the rising full moon. When we left most of them had already moved on.
I was tired and cold. I had a good reason to head to my car, put my camera away and head home listening to Eric Clapton.
Yet, there was one last shot that had to be taken. A spotlight lit the Kissing Camels as the moon cast its light on the North Gateway Rock. Once again, I dropped my tripod legs, set up my camera, and pressed the shutter for a 30 second exposure.
The last shot is often the best shot.
Before the writer to the Hebrews concludes his letter, he gives us one more shot, and maybe it’s the most important shot we hear following his presentation of Christ. “Don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need.”
That about covers what it means to live the faith to which we cling. Doing good and sharing with those in need is the life that Christ lived for us. In his death he shared his life, forgiving us and saving us.
We’re called to do the same for others. It’s what we do.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner