“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden” - Matthew 5:14
I often thought to myself, could my love for poetry and writing songs coexist with my love for photography and videography? Do I have to pick one art form? I would talk to God and ask myself this question, but the more I explored my creativity and learned from other artist, I realized that all things God put in us is to be poured out of us. The gifts we have been given is to be used according to the purpose and plans God has for our lives.
I discovered that photography and videography could be a powerful tool and platform for artist (poets, singers, writers, etc.) and those of us who have an inspiring message of faith, hope and encouragement. It allows people to share their gifts, and teach what God gave to them to teach. The camera is a an instrument that can distribute light. We live in a time when people are in need of hope and encouragement. One inspired writer says “there should be hundreds of little tracts scattered as the leaves of autumn.” Today, with technology and the internet, we can use our voice to disseminate light through our words, and we can be the tracts scattered like the leaves of autumn. This can be done by giving ourselves away to be used by the God of all creation. Many use social media for negativity today but it can be repurposed as an instrument in the Master’s hands. We can publish the creative inspired messages we have been given for the Kingdom of God. Christ says that we are the light of the world, a city set on a hill cannot be hidden. We have to let our light shine so that those who are in darkness can see the light of God in us. We empty ourselves, so we can be filled with God's endless love that overflows. We hunger and thirst for righteousness so we can be filled, and so we pour out our praise and worship to our heavenly Father.
Let us ask God each day for our assignment so that his will will be done in our lives. I have no doubt now that all things are truly working together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
I now leave you with an example of a poem God gave me to share with you. I used the Rode condenser mic, Garage Band to record the audio and a video editing software called Final Cut Pro to share and publish my writings as spoken word. If you are an artist or a person with a message, learning photography and videography as another skill can help you share and publish your messages. You can also connect with local christian photographers and videographers in your community who can help you distribute the light. My hope is that we can encourage, inspire and help someone along our journey here on this earth. Let's be distributors of light. God bless!
Zane St. Juste
The Audio/Video below is a Poem entitled “I Know Why The Birds Sing Their Praise."
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