It has been stated that during the time of Martin Luther only 3-5% of the population could read the written word. In order to send a message or to just simply get one across, the messenger had to be extremely resourceful. When Luther lit the fire of the Protestant Reformation, he fanned the flames using images disguised as art.
There is something about imagery through pictures that conjure up thoughts of present.. thoughts of past. Photography has taken on whole new meaning in today's world. Just check out your facebook page.. everyone is a model. Photographers are a dime a dozen (notice I didn't say good photographs). The camera clicks and instantly its "out there" for the world to see and conjure. Scary..
The picture of my dad's home place in Mannington, Kentucky didn't bring a thousand words to my mind. But it did conjure up a few...
Black and white TV
Wizard of Oz
Double glass doors with panes
Screened-in front porch
Pin Ball Machine
Big backyard .. rolling down slopes
Fenced in front yard
Crackers and milk
Just a few words... not a thousand. I like this picture... by a good photographer. Excellent photography.
" For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you ...." 1 Tim. 1:6