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As you might be aware, I love taking pictures at the Paint Mines in Calhan, Colorado. Many blog posts have been inspired by the Paint Mines as well as the Garden of the Gods. Both places remind me of our amazing Creator God and the delight that he takes in showing off his creation.
After taking this picture and processing it in Lightroom I noticed a couple of shadows in the bottom right corner that looked like my fellow photographer, Gary, and I talking, yet I had been careful to exclude our shadows when framing this picuture. It was getting later in the evening and the shadows were getting long, and I realized that what looked like two people talking (and a Star Wars character) were actually shadows from the rocks.
These shadows remind me that what made this night special was having a conversation with Gary. We’ve known each other for a while, but we hadn’t connected with each other for some time. We talked about scuba diving, worship and, of course, photography.
“Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters.” Hebrews 13:1 New Living Translation
The conversations we have with each other in the body of Christ are a means of displaying love for one another. These conversations are exercises both in speaking and in listening. They are not monologues. These conversations might even include moments of silence. How wonderful it is to be in the presence of another person for whom Christ sacrificed his life.
I hope that today, you will notice your shadow in corner conversation with someone else’s shadow.
Copyright Douglas P. Brauner