Wendell Berry said "If you don't know where you are, you don't know who you are." We live out our lives in a place and how we understand this place influences almost everything we do. We worship and serve a God who understands the importance of place, who uses a narrative grounded in geographical space to communicate his enduring love for all of this world.
This video is a compilation of images that are intended to invoke a sense of place for those who live in Hamilton, ON. The images are meant to reflect a wide range of situations within the city, showing the contrasted fabric of the city; that includes work, leisure, faith, darkness, temptation, hope, and loss while at the same time acknowledging that Jesus reigns throughout. As you view these images, theologically reflect upon How God sees our city. What does the Lord consider when he views these photographs?
Music: Gungor - We Will Run To You - 2010
Instagram images - #Hamont, taken from http://www.statigram.com Nov 30, 2013, all other images Andrew Hibma