The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Remembering King

When we celebrate his life, we honor one whom God has honored

"I am honored in the sight of the Lord ..." (Isaiah 49:5).

On a cold winter night when the forecast predicted heavy snow, I said to my spouse: "Tomorrow I'm going to start working on those pictures." She knew I was talking about those boxes of photos of family and friends from years ago that had never been organized or framed or placed into notebooks for easy viewing. Those pictures!

Some cultures have a taboo against taking photographs because the people believe that somehow these images will capture their souls. In a way, images do exactly this. Perhaps that's why we find a certain honor inherent in the photographs we come to treasure.

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