The Divine Photobomb

1 comment Posted on October 4, 2016

Cynthia Ruchtiby Cynthia Ruchti

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.

Song of SilenceWhat would happen if we walked through life with a consciousness that Jesus is photobombing our every moment? We won’t see His presence over our shoulder, but He is there. God’s Word tells us so.

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.

restoring-christmasImagine the lives of integrity we would live and the hope that would hem us if we remained aware of His presence in every frame.

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 or


  • 10/28/2016
    Mary McCauley said:

    Love Cynthia’s books filled with hope and based on stories from her heart. She is one amazing woman of God. So blessed to call her my friend and sister in Christ Jesus


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