Parting Shot


By Eric Mattson

A God can reach into our brokenness if we sit prayerfully even if we can’t put our finger on what our need for healing is. Romans 8:26 tells us “… the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.” Sometimes photography is for me a healing presence because the Holy Spirit has an opening and permission to touch my soul through sighs too deep for words, if I’m receptive to that visual touch. If it’s true God’s circumference is nowhere and God’s center is everywhere, then anywhere I’m nudged to point my camera is a place, a circumstance, a time where God already is. The Holy Spirit can reach into my soul through images even if I can’t put my finger on how receiving this particular image heals. What speaks to your soul in a healing way? Shalom.