Read Between the Lines

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About Rene Yoshi

Just a transplanted Okinawan-French Southern girl with a wee bit o' Irish, sharing photography and what I'm learning about spiritual things, including putting off legalism and religious traditions, and embracing God's matchless love, tender mercy, and amazing grace! View all posts by Rene Yoshi

11 responses to “Read Between the Lines

  • Tienny The Storyteller

    Rene, will you please elaborate?


    • Rene Yoshi

      Hi, Tienny! The image was actually one I created for another photo challenge. The theme was “between”. Are you familiar with the phrase, “Read between the lines”, meaning more is being said than what is actually written or said? My first thought was to convey it literally by writing the word “read” in-between two lines of text. But then I thought it important to choose which lines to put them between, because in a sense, I was asking the viewer to actually read both what could be read and what could not.

      I could be wrong, but I feel like the whole thing was Spirit-led because of how it all just kind of came together and fell into place. The thought of writing “read” between two lines came just after I asked the Lord for inspiration while driving to a baby shower. When I returned home, I chose to thumb through a Bible study booklet I’m currently using, because I would be writing in it. I didn’t want to mark just any book to write only one word. I was looking for the words “love” and “you”, but ‘happened’ upon the page that contained the portion you see in the photo. I actually began by taking pictures of a different part that did contain the word “you”, even though I had first written what you see, but it didn’t feel quite right. So, I went back up the page and shot some more. It seemed two plain, and I remembered I had the small, old nail, and that it would fit perfectly in the space.

      Ok, so, as you know, Christians believe Jesus’ claim that He is the way to the Father, that His sacrifice for our sins is the only provision God has made and is acceptable to cleanse us from our sins, and that both the Father’s provision and Jesus’ sacrifice was done out of love for us. Not everyone knows that or understands, so the image has a triple meaningโ€” Read. I was trying to add a bit a humor to the challenge by being literal, and I am encouraging the viewers both to read the Bible if they want to learn more and understand, as well as to say it is what I believe. It is not my intention to offend anyone who does not share the same belief, but it is what I believe.

      That’s probably more than you were asking, huh? [chuckle] I hope I at least answered your question. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • cspindler

    Impressive visual and creative entry, Rene. Love it!

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