Something that follows me
Something that covers the bad behind me, but helps me learn
Something I try and be the best model for, inner and outer
Something that reminds me the shape of myself, the shape of my character
Something that comes out in the days brightest, challenging, exciting moments
Something that knows the one hundred percent real, vulnerable me
Something that loves me, saves me
This is a shadow of a cross that I made out of match sticks when I was 10 years old in my old church. This is something that has stayed with me throughout a move to a new state, away from family and friends, to a new school and new church. This cross has been with me through a lot and I’m realizing more and more now how thankful I am to be a believer in Jesus Christ.
Getting a little personal here, but that’s okay. Jesus is someone who has taught and loved me my entire life, and the people around me that have come into my life as a result of faith and circumstance and trust have done the same. I try to live my life to exemplify good, bold Christian behavior in a way that is friendly and welcoming. When I meet someone, I want them to know that I genuinely care about who they are, what their thoughts are, and who they identify as. Loving people is the absolute first and most important thing in the Christian faith after believing that Jesus Christ died to save us. My shadow is the last thing people will see of me, and to be remembered as a shadow of a good, loving person is definitely an important thing to me.
Ultimately, the message behind this picture means much more to me than the framing and the creativeness of the shot. That’s why it’s a bare bones picture with a heck of a lot more meaning.