The idea for this project came to me last year while reading through the gospel of Luke in the Bible. "Jesus our Savior, after being raised from the dead came to His disciples, flesh and blood, and ate". The meal served Him was a fish and a honeycomb.
In my mind I couldn't help but think what a beautiful portrayal this was.. what a beautiful photograph this would be! It was then that I knew I wanted my food photography to take on a more personal message. That message is the Word of God in my life on a daily basis. One of the ways I commit to that is through a reading program where I read with the intention of completing the bible in a whole year. Yep.. it can be done! I started doing this 15 years ago. I wish I could say that I have repeated it every year.. but when I have, it has been SO worth it and I gain new perspective, and a closer relationship with the Lord. There are times when I will have read a verse and think, "wow.. I never saw that before", or didn't quite know how to apply it to my life at the time. It's no coincidence the power that scripture has over our lives and our minds... "For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebrews 4:12
So this is my new personal photography journey, to style and shoot a monthly image of food or a meal, portrayed in scripture as I read through the bible in a year. "Sound fun"? I am SO excited and really looking forward to this challenge each month!!
January.. a new start and such fun stories in the book of Genesis to read. Really!! Who needs TV or Soap Operas! This Red Lentil Stew photo comes from a story where there's brotherly rivalry, a mom who prefers one child over the other, and the dad likewise prefers the other! Huge, HUGE wealth and property, an inheritance to divide, and a plan to devise. Phew!! And then.. for a bowl of lentils one brother gives it all away just to satisfy his flesh in the moment! Ok.. so maybe he DID think he was going to die from hunger. HAH! You can read about it here on the One Year Bible web site.