Jesse’s Favorite Pic

This is a re-post of my favorite photo I’ve taken. It is a self portrait I took during my father’s fight with cancer. I was working at the time and I came across this place with perfect light. I wanted to capture how I felt: sad, worried, down on the outside, but on my knees crying out to my Heavenly Father on the inside. When I got home I showed it to my Dad that night and he quoted Psalm 57:1-3 and wept. He said it captured how he felt 90 percent of the time. He died a few short weeks later. I encourage you as you go about your day to be careful how you treat people you run into, you never know what kind of heart ache they are going through or pain they are in. “Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. I cry out to God Most High, to God, who vindicates me. He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me.”  Jesse Phillips