Searching for the Light - Why the Name?
I'm pretty sure I already blogged about this in my older blog, but well sometimes you forget things, then remember them and just have to share them again. I know, I am one of those people that tells the same story probably way too many times; BUT this one can never be told enough. :) So, why Searching for the Light Photography? Why the name?
Well, when I began photography I had a very clear calling from God to pursue this. I was told I have an "eye" something no one can learn but is given. I believe it is a gift from God, a blessing not everyone has.
I really am not your typical photographer. I don't capture everything, I don't always have my camera on me and I don't photograph every part of my life. I don't have that typical story. The story I do have is that I love to photograph because I LOVE to capture God. ....NOW hold up a moment, I don't truly believe God is able to be contained by any human means, because we are created. BUT I do believe God showered this world with blessing through the sacrifice of His Son for the saving of this awful human race drowning in brokenness. Also, though I believe God blesses us with beautiful relationships, with marriage, with mutual love, with beautiful scenery and landscapes, with cherish-able moments, and many things like this, I truly believe ALL of these are meant to point us back to Him, for us to see we do not deserve any of these but have been given them by God to point us to Him. Because in all that is good, is truly who God is. For example a blessing of Love, God is love (We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him." 1 John 4:16).
In pursuing photography my only desire is to show the world God. To capture Him in every photograph and let His glory, beauty, blessings and love shine through my work. I am not very good with words (as I'm sure you've already noticed) but I feel like I am good with pictures, and you know what they say about pictures, "its worth a thousand words."
I know I will not always succeed at this because I am human and still fall short. (Thanks be to God that He doesn't let me forget that I am no longer condemned by my failures and sins, because of Christ. ) I do pray and strive to truly capture the blessings of God in all of my work. I pray earnestly that everyone who comes across it or experiences working with me will come to know the Great God I love so dearly and who loves more in return more than we can ever fathom.
Now to my point, I desire to Search for God (1 John 1:5 "This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.") knowing He is there.