As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, my friends, Jen and Jeremy, from Charis Seed Photography, have put together a stunning Advent series. The series combines their one-of-a-kind photography with stirring devotional reflections.
Here is a sneak peek from Jen and Jeremy…
The Good Creator
Romans 8:29 (NLT) – “For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.”
Let’s peek at who Jesus is before He comes to earth. Yes, Jesus is present before the story of the Nativity.
John says, “[Jesus] was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made” (John 1:2-3).
It’s the beginning of time and Jesus is there. He is creating. It is not surprising that He will later choose to be the son of a carpenter. He enjoys crafting endless unique works and soon a vast endless ocean of galaxies stretch to infinity in every direction. Each unique. Each shining in a different tone of every possible hue and brimming with stars.
“Good” God declares, but God’s heart is a well of infinity, creativity, and soon He is at work again.
Oceans teem with life, skies fill with birds and the land is covered with creatures. From scales to fur to feathers, every color is present in life. So many kinds of diverse species that they will never all be catalogued.
“Good” God declares.
He doesn’t rate His creation “Good” like a mid-level manager assigning a score of 89 out of 100 on a performance review. God’s declaration of “Good” is the highest score.
Jesus will later explain, “No one is good – except God alone” (Mark 10:18). So when He describes His creation as “Good” he is looking at the gallery of diversity and declaring it a reflection of His own nature.
Jesus the Creator considers all He has made and decided He will make an even closer representation of Himself. He decides to create mankind in his own image. He creates creators. And in them, He places a seed that carries an array of colors.
And when He looks upon these humans He has made, He blesses them as “Very Good!”
Jen and Jeremy are the husband and wife team behind Charis Seed Photography. They are professionally trained photographers that specialize in artistic imagery and print. They love to work with a variety of projects to accomplish a creative vision, everything from catalog models to newborns to senior portraits.
Charis is their daughter’s middle name, which is the Greek word in the Old Testament meaning: joy, delight, sweetness, loveliness, and grace. These are the little SEEDS of life that Jen and Jeremy hope to plant into your family by using the gifts that God has given them, by creating art that you see every day in your home.
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