Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Seekers












Every five years or so, our church updates it's directory, and we all get our pictures in it. Shortly after our last one was done, I walked into the fellowship hall and found this picture hanging on the wall. It's a picture of Jesus, with a magnifying glass hanging beside it. The sign says "Find Yourself In Christ". If you look closely, you will see that the entire picture is made up of tiny pictures of our church members, taken from the directory. What a wonderful idea to actually show Jesus in our church family! So I grabbed the magnifying glass and tried to find us. If you look through the glass, you will see that we are exactly halfway down it, second from the right. My last picture shows us in full size.


"From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:26,28

33 comments:

Rose said...

such an unusual idea your church did with it's members. good photo. take care rose

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hi Ginny..I zoomed in with my tele and could see you two..very clever..I think its a super nice photo too- but
this is pretty significant in reality, you know when you stop an think! I liked the way you tied those verses in (especially like them).. your page and header are really pretty-

DawnTreader said...

What an intriguing idea. I never would have guessed, from that first photo, what the picture was made of. Really sets one thinking.

reanaclaire said...

wow..that was great!! this is a very good idea.. though it needs a lot of effort to get it done..but can be done! great job!

SquirrelQueen said...

What an amazing idea, you can't tell from a distance that it is a mosaic. Whoever put the picture together is very talented.

When I enlarged the photo I saw your picture.

That is a great new header shot Ginny.

Beverly said...

A good admonition for us all and a good photo of the two of you.

Mildred said...

What a wonderful and unique idea and this is a great photo of you and your husband.

Ann said...

This is a very handsome couple, and even better they are in the Lord.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is amazing.What a splendid idea for the church.SO glad you added the picture of the two of you,a wonderful couple.
Blessings,Ruth

Jane said...

That is a really neat picture. Someone certainly had a very clever and relevant idea!

Jane

Karin said...

I've seen so much in my long life, but this is a first! That's totally cool - as they say! What a unique idea - I just love it! What a great photo of the two of you - forever with each in HIM!!

Karin said...

Oh, and LOVE your changing headers! Such eye candy!

Sandra said...

way cool! never seen this one before and a super idea. the photo of you and Phil is really good. now i am wondering how they did this collage. WOW on the fal leaves, the ones that have fallen. ha ha

From the Kitchen said...

And there you are! I've seen this done before but never using a church directory. That is very special!

No changing color here. I go out with my camera every day to capture fall but it still eludes me.

Best,
Bonnie

Mary said...

I've never seen this done before, Ginny. It is a wonderful idea. I hope all is well and you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Arti said...

A fabulous post Ginny... Firstly I thought that the Jesus photo is of glass mosaic... But what an idea by the church, and the quote you gave. Well that was perfect:)

George said...

I remember seeing this when we visited your church. I thought at the time that this was a great message and a picture. I still think so.

S. Etole said...

It really brings home the fact that we are all part of the body, doesn't it?

Together We Save said...

That is such an amazing idea!!

Remington said...

Beth here -- we have one like that in our church....isn't it beautiful! Great pic of you and your husband....

Stephanie V said...

That's a wonderful idea...I've just shared it with the minister of a local church.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Ginny, I'm so glad I got to see this IN PERSON when we were there.. I love it --and I love that picture of the two of you....

Thanks for sharing...
Hugs,
Betsy

janie said...

very clever and fun too.

Lovely autumn leaves.

Chatty Crone said...

I love that composite of every one in your church. And you and your husband - cute couple!!!!!!!

It is so nice to see at times - who we are blogging with - helps to have a face - if you know what I mean.

Thanks for sharing.

Sandie

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Excellent idea and a beautiful finished work.

Darryl and Ruth : )

sarah said...

Ginny this is soo soo cool. And the pic of you and your husband is great.

Ann said...

Hi Ginny,

You and I think alike. I don't now what the name of the flower is, but I thought the pock marks are like the chicken pock marks.

Fred Alton said...

That's the most unique approach to church pictures I've ever seen. How clever of someone to place the members of church into the body of Christ that way! Love the idea.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a beautiful portrait of our Lord made up with all your church member photos! It is amazing. This is also a lovely picture of you and your husband, Ginny.

Neal said...

That's a nice photo. I do NOT photograph well.

Glenda said...

Now that is a unique and wonderful idea! Someone is very creative!! But since we Christians are the body of Christ, it's such a fitting portrayal! That's a great pic of you and your husband, too!

Krista said...

what a fantastic idea! Wow, someone has some mad skills! ;o)

ruthi said...

awesome! I love this post. the title is catchy. but the wordings on the portrait is fascinating... Find yourself in Christ... means both literally and figuratively.