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Parting Shot


What comes from a life of total surrender and abandonment to God? Self-sacrifice as we lay down our life for Christ. This picture is from a major project where I took a number of photographs with hands positioned as if coming empty handed to the Lord’s Table. These hands are reaching out over a keyboard. This gracious woman plays almost every Sunday for a very small rural Methodist church, blessing them before going over to her Baptist church and playing. Self-sacrifice never even crosses her mind. The Holy Spirit’s ultimate expression of love is sacrifice, and the fruit of the Holy Spirit abounds in her. This picture brought tears to her eyes. The Holy Spirit redeems our self-sacrifice and offers in its place a taste of Kingdom joy. This picture is dedicated to the many who pour out their lives providing music for worship in our local churches. (John 15:13-14)