Columnist says God is in the picture

Columnist Walker Moore, of AweStar Ministries in Tulsa, assures that God is in the family picture.
BY WALKER MOORE Published: July 14, 2012
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One day, an elementary school principal summoned the father of one of his female students to her office.

The principal pulled out a drawing the man's daughter had made of her family.

The father saw that the child had drawn a picture of her mother and two brothers but failed to include him.

Disturbed, a teacher had sent the drawing to the principal and then to the school counselor.

The father assured the principal that he was a good father and insisted they bring in his daughter to talk to her. When the child arrived, the principal gently asked her to identify each person in her picture.

“This is my mommy, this is my big brother and the other one is my little brother,” she said.

For a moment, they all sat in silence. “In your picture, where is your dad?” asked the principal.

“He isn't there,” the little girl replied.

“Why not?”

The little girl looked up and said, “He's the one taking the picture!”

When I was growing up, there was no such thing as digital anything.

Our family had an old Kodak Brownie camera, so loading a roll of film was an art in itself. After taking your pictures, you put the roll of film into an envelope and mailed it off. By the time you forgot what pictures you'd taken, they showed up in your mailbox.