The Photo Journal began as a prayer journal over the summer of 2021 while I worked in Central Oregon. It continues now as a series to be shared. 

Observe the photo for a bit, then read the words below. If you’d like to hear it read by me, watch the video below and consider it some more. Or watch first, then read, or watch and read along. It’s for you to experience in your own way.  

End of John June 6, 2021, Sunday

Last night my stomach hurt. Side-splitting, and I hadn’t even laughed. I cried. I cried again this morning. I barely slept. 

I finished reading John. I read about the chief priests yelling, “Crucify! Crucify!” (John 19:6). This man wanted to rescue them, forgive them, love them. They wanted only death for him. They said, “We have no king but Caesar” (John 19:15). They couldn’t recognize their own true, loving, saving king. When I read these stories I wonder how they missed it. I tell myself that I bet I’m missing a ton of things too. But I believe this man. I believe that he is who he says he is. 

I ate sour gummy worms today. I feel better now.

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