The Divine Photobomb
The concept of intentionally or accidentally appearing in someone else’s photo—often as a prank or practical joke—has been around since photography itself. But the term photobomb is reported to have first come into popular use in 2008.
Among my favorite photobombs are Queen Elizabeth photobombing Australian athletes in competition in Scotland, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ collection of moments when he—at the last moment—inserts himself into the background of press photos of team captains, and a bemused cow photobombing a picture of a horse stuck in a fence. No words necessary.
The presence of a celebrity or curiosity in an otherwise ordinary image makes us take notice.
In Matthew 28:20 (NLT) Jesus said, “And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
He’s in every frame—whether we’re aware of His presence or not, whether we are comfortable with His watching what we’re doing, saying, thinking, observing…
Not as a prank, but in perfect love, He photobombs our every moment, offering guidance, wisdom, warning, or comfort. Whatever’s needed.
Cynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed in hope through award-winning novels, novellas, devotionals, nonfiction, and through frequent speaking events for women. Recent releases are Song of Silence (Abingdon Press) and Restoring Christmas (Worthy), which releases in October. Connect at cynthiaruchti.com or facebook.com/CynthiaRuchtiReaderPage