What makes me someone special in the world? The Key to Salvation for others
The key to spreading salvation to the world
Webster’s defines a keystone as a thing upon which something else rests. They say that the simple bumblebee is a “keystone species,” and nearly a third of humanity’s food source is dependent on these miraculous creatures. Just like the humble bumblebee, Christians represent the keystone to salvation. God gave us purpose to spread the teachings of our cornerstone, Jesus Christ. Just like the bumblebee who pollinates so we can physically exist, we pollinate the souls of mankind with the promise of salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus. That makes each of us someone very special, through God.
“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9
Photographer’s Notes: Capturing ‘Keystones’
I have thought really deeply and devotedly prayed on this comparison to ensure we could share this message God placed on our hearts. But every time I look to this small creature, I see constant similarities. Humility, hard work, determination, dedication, purpose, focus, and devotion. These are all traits of the Christian, past and present; a reminder of the path God places us on when we answer his call to serve.
“Keystones” was captured handheld with a 100mm MACRO lens in Newnan, Georgia around mid-Fall. Bees are especially difficult creatures to properly photograph due to their agility and quick movements. They are constantly on the go, working vigorously prior to winter. This image was captured at ISO 400, aperture f/8, and a shutter speed of 1/250 sec. All edits were done exclusively in Adobe Lightroom, adding a slight matte finish for effect.