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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Watermark

Skimming through a photography blog,


Thinking I was going to get a great idea about photography.


But instead I get a revelation:

 

Watermark
n. a faint design made during manufacture,
visible when held against the light and
typically IDENTIFIES THE MAKER.
 
v. to mark with such design



He's writing on living tablets...



Clearly, you are a letter from Christ showing the result of our ministry among you. This “letter” is written not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God. It is carved not on tablets of stone, but on human hearts. 2 Corin. 3:3


He "manufactured" me.

He made me by hand.

With raw materials. 

The Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground. Gen. 2:7 


And when I am held up to His light,
then and only then,
is my Maker identified.


So along with St. Patrick, I pray:
 
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me.
for I'm bearing the watermark of Christ
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.
for I'm bearing the watermark of Christ
Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit, Christ where I arise.
for I'm bearing the watermark of Christ
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me.
for I'm bearing the watermark of Christ
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me.
for I'm bearing the watermark of Christ
Christ in every eye that see me.
for I'm bearing the watermark of Christ
Christ in every ear that hears me.
for I'm bearing the watermark of Christ


-St. Patrick's Breastplate prayer (of protection)
italicized wording added by me

 

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