Pictures, pictures, pictures. I’m glad people have pictures taken of themselves and their families. It helps keep the economy humming with professional photographers taking fancy-dan photos of dad, mom, son #1, son #2, and daughter. Sometimes they pose on a looooong pony while doffing cowboy hats, or they show ma rustlin’ up some grits ’round the campfire while the kids are ‘rasslin a head of cattle (dad), or maybe dad and mom are dressed as flowers while the kids hover around them as bees. There are no shortage of cute, daring, old fashoined, quizzical, or topical themes a family can pose as to remember that 45 minute period of life. The most popular type of picture after graduation, first communion, first baby, second baby, third baby, engagement, another graduation, wedding, expecting first baby, expecting second baby, expecting third baby, grandparents, grandparents and kids, grandparents and kids and dog, grandparents and kids and dogs and cat, are the yearly Christmas pictures. Dad wears a Santa cap, mom wears a sweater with a reindeer on it, son #1 wears a grimace, son #2 wears a brown vest with a candy cane on it with shirt untucked in front on the left-hand side, and daughter wears a wings and halo angel costume but reaching for mom at the critical click of the camera.
Proverbs 17:6 Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.
Of course, after your walls are covered corner to corner to floor to ceiling with family pics you need somewhere else to present them. We were given this picture-go-round some time ago. Or maybe we bought it, which would explain the price tag. Either an uncultured friend or us, one or the other. I wonder if you filled this with pictures and spun it around whether any of the people pictured would turn oogie or ‘do the technicolor yawn’. I think that’s more of a Twilight Zone episode than a real life concern. Or is it?
2 Corinthians 3:18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.