Real Life – Weekly Inspiring Image

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What strikes you first about this image of a Bible school student in Central African Republic? The blue pen resting on his head while deep in concentration? The bare rustic classroom? The Bibles he is referencing: one dirty and used, one new and clean – why is that? Just think, this scene isn’t posed. It wasn’t created in a photographic studio. No one came in and removed things from the background to make it look a certain way. This man isn’t a model. He is real. His desire to learn from God’s word is real. His concentration, his environment, his struggles, are real. As you look at this photograph he is still working – reading, learning, teaching, and maybe translating, the word of God. Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Central African Republic.

Photo: Zeke du Plessis | Words: Elyse Patten