Parting Shot


By Eric Mattson

My photography waits for the coming resurrection. What beauty I see reminds me that Christ brings light into darkness. Darkness cannot overcome that light. Those who live in Christ are not swallowed up by the world’s darkness. Love changes our perception of even the mundane in front of us into epiphanies. Light passing through my lens often serves a similar function. “For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, … , in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.  We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. [Romans 8:19-23]”