A few years ago I came across the work of illustrator, Tim Ladwig. Through beautiful, poignant pictures of a modern family in an urban setting, he retells the 23rd Psalm within the context of their daily life.
That concept and the message it portrayed has stuck with me, and though these pictures are far from the kind of work he did, I am inspired and challenged by this way of looking at our days, our surroundings through this lens.
Today's pictures were not planned for this, but as I looked back over them, they were shaped by the words that have been in my head for days, for years.
The Lord is my Shepherd,
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
For His Name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the Shadow of Death
I will fear no evil,
For You are with me.
Your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
In the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil,
My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life.
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.