Recognize this famous photo?
V-J Day in Times Square is a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt that portrays George Mendoça, an American sailor kissing Greta Friedman, a woman in a white dress on Victory over Japan Day in Times Square, New York City, on August 14, 1945. I think I first saw it in an old Life Magazine my aunt had saved.
Look what the color does for it! It makes it seem more alive. Suddenly the lady just to right of Greta’s head becomes more visible. The buildings in the background become clearer. You begin to notice things like the woman’s face over George’s right shoulder.
Knowing about God is seeing him in black and white. Knowing God is seeing him in color. That comes from reading his Word, the Bible, for yourself. The background becomes more detailed and obvious. You see so much more.
With all the media we have nowadays to connect with the Bible, you should be able to find one that fits you. Book, computer, dvd, tv…something you like. Listening to what others say is just knowing about God. Don’t settle for the black and white photo. Go for the color!
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans 15