A Dark Chamber

In 2007 at the age of 68 I became a Christian, a long story, but, it actually happened through me taking up photography. I love seeing the beauty of this world and recording it in photographs.
Recently an idea occurred to me that as Christians we are very much like a camera. (Camera is originally an abbreviation of Camera Obscura, Latin words that mean “A Dark Chamber”) You see a camera is basically a box, the heart of which is dark, and which contains a sensitive surface, a sensor or photographic film and nothing happens until the shutter is opened and light enters that chamber.
Our hearts can be very much the same, until we open up our hearts to let in God’s Light our hearts can be a pretty dark place too.
How wide do we open that shutter, what kind of picture are we getting…. is it a broad landscape or a minute detail, and what is much more important is it in focus?
If that opening of our heart is not wide enough or is not open long enough we get only a dim image (1 Cor 13:12 For now we see in a glass, darkly ………..), if we are not truly getting God in focus then we are easily distracted by the things of this world.
Now summer is almost here, lots of us will be out with our cameras, so please think on when taking pictures, are you letting God’s Light into YOUR Dark Chamber? Is your lens focused right, on Him?

Bill Lee. King’s Lynn Christian Fellowship

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