He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.
Colossians 1: 15-18
The word “camera” means “room.” It comes to us from the Latin: camera; and the Greek: kamera.
Each one of us is like a camera; the images we retain developing within. The quality of the image of Jesus that we retain is going to depend on the artistry and skill of the one who controls the camera.
There is a big difference between a photograph taken by an amateur photographer, and one taken by a master of the craft. An amateur can arrange a gorgeous still life, take a stunning panorama, or present you with an assortment of beautiful family photos.
A master of the craft - an artist - captures the essence of the still life, the panorama, or the family. The master photographer captures and distills the pure, raw emotion of a moment; the personality of the family, the character of each person within it. You could delight over a good photograph, but you will be left speechless by a great one.
God is the Master Photographer, and Jesus is his beloved subject. The culture we live in, our own preferences and disfunction, and the unseen forces of evil contend with the Master for the shoot, but only God has mastered the skill of capturing an image of Jesus that can develop true within us. Any other lens will cause a grievous distortion.
What is the quality of the image of Christ developing within you? Who holds the camera that is your soul?