A Lesson from Photography

“He must increase, but I must decrease.”

(John 3:30 ESV)

I have a new take on photography. I have discovered that oftentimes, the best moments captured are the ones where people fade into the background. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with this idea. I prefer to photograph people who are not looking into the camera, especially if they’re at a beautiful site. Only then do you get to enjoy the beautiful view and capture that perfect moment.

John the Baptist would have agreed. Although he was no photographer, he knew that in order for Jesus to shine, he had to fade into the background. John compared himself to a best man at a wedding who is only there to attend to the groom, not to steal his show. “He must increase, but I must decrease”, declared the Baptist (John 3:30).

I often say that life is beautiful if Jesus is in it. If He is all people see when they look at your life, then they will see the beauty He brings to it.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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