If We Could Take Pictures In Church

Things I would have photographed this Sunday if I could take pictures in church:

- Far down the hallway, pastor leaned his face very close to the man in the wheelchair who can’t talk very well, and put his hand on his shoulder. The man spoke as well as he could and with great effort, weaving back and forth and waving his arms. Pastor spoke back, and smiled. Their faces were mirrors of love and affection.

- My friend three pews up and one section to the right stood with her eyes closed and both arms reaching upward in the way we do at church, singing her heart out: “Praise God from whom all blessings flow….” She is eighty and was just diagnosed with dementia.

- A old woman sat alone in the fellowship hall and a man passing by told her the bright turquoise scarf and matching blouse and earrings she wore were beautiful. She looked up and smiled and her eyes glowed like sudden candles in a dark sanctuary.

- A little girl held the specially-designed communion-wine-squirt-bottle with both hands, carefully squeezing wine into the tiny cups. Her face looked as if it had been taken from one of God’s angels on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

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2 responses to “If We Could Take Pictures In Church

  1. Thank you. As a pastor, I think you should take pictures in church! There are many unnoticed blessings whenever the saints gather to worship. Thank you for seeing them.

    • Kathy

      Pastor Jim,
      first, bless you for your work for God. We need pastors so desperately. There’s just no replacing the preaching of God’s word.

      And my pastor, Pastor Brian, is just about the coolest fellow ever. I’ll bet he would not mind my taking my camera into the services and fellowship time. I should ask him – maybe do a special report for the church newsletter.

      Thank you for the kind comment, and God’s blessings to you.

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