“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.