Does Your Contrast Show

I found  a great app through Geri Centonze’s Art of Mob. In mid-February she profiled John Hornbeck’s app called Contrast. I really liked the look of the images so decided to experiment with it. Here are a few images.

The Lines of our Lives by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2014

The Lines of our Lives by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2014

One of the things I love about this app is the richness and certainty of the blacks. There’s no mistaking it for navy or a shade of gray. Likewise, there are some clear lines that definitively guide our lives and choices.

Where Above and Below Collide by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2014

Where Above and Below Collide by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2014

Again, the rich blacks countered by the shiny white of the reflection of sky in water.  Above and below seem to collide on the surface of the water.

Growth by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2014

Growth by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2014

This last photo has an eerie spider web quality around the sun and sharp focus on the new growth coming from the tree trunk.

Messing with this app made me think about the contrast that Christian behavior is to be.  The I Corinthians 13 love passage is a good example:

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Today we talk a lot about “brand”. This kind of love and other characteristics are supposed to be the Christian’s brand. When Jesus was asked

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

This is the contrast we are to offer. Anyone who’s tried knows that apart from Him we can do nothing. We are the surface of the water upon which the above and below collide.

White Iris in Full Bloom by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2014

White Iris in Full Bloom by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2014

7 thoughts on “Does Your Contrast Show

    1. Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson Post author

      Thank you Laura. It’s always a journey that develops rather than a plan. It’s fascinating how God speaks to us through our passions and meets us where we’re interested. Thanks again very much, Jennifer

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