06 April 2010

An Act of Worship

Being a Malaysian, I keep hold of our 5 national principles especially the first one, that is "We believe in one God". In my opinion, Malaysia is really a wonderful country, as it allows people to freely practice and perform their religions as long as their actions do not interfere with the Islamic affairs as an official religion of the country. Of course, living in this wonderful country, I learn to be tolerant with other people from different religions and races. I have captured wonderful wedding photos for the Muslims and Christians and I am looking forward to taking photos of Chinese and Indian weddings in the near future.

Last Friday, Sarawak declared a public holiday to celebrate Good Friday and some schools were even close on Monday to celebrate Easter Monday. According to our priest, we should celebrate Easter instead of Christmas because it marks the rise of Jesus Christ from the cross. So, last Sunday, our church members held open houses. It was interesting and fun. From what I noticed, since the coming of Revd. Trevor to our church, the members are going through tremendous spiritual growth.

One of the thing that he encouraged us to do when praying is to lift up our hands. At first, I was confused, but later, he explained that raising your hands when praying is a symbolic of releasing the power of Jesus to what you pray and it is an act of worship and humility. Today, I see our church members love to raise their hands when praying.

What a privilege to capture these moments of worship using my DSLR.


20 Reptozian Messages:

eynda said...

Kadang2 gambar candid lagi cantik dari gambar yg memang kena posing...nice photos :-)

manglish said...

nice...very natural....more pics to come? hehehehe

Rose Belle said...

Now I understand the significance of lifting ones hands. I see some people pray that way and didn't understand why because I pray with my hands together. As for me, all religions really points to one source. It's just that we call that source Christianity, Buddhism, Muslims, Hinduism, and so on.

wenn said...

nice shot! happy easter!

Norris said...

ehehe...kacak gambar yg bisi father trevor nyak...

mrs shaifull said...

happy easter bro! :)

eugene said...

Like i always say bro, you are simply magnificient in being a photographer........

SJB said...

I pun angkat tangan bila sembayang :D.

Faizal n Fashitah said...

Nice!..that's what I like bout candid photos XD

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

1malaysia concept mah....Nice pics ...btw today due to some unexplained error unable to publish your comment but thx for dropping by :-)

Icy BC said...

Great post, Willie..In our church, we lift our hands for "Our Father" prayer!

Mei Teng said...

We had a good Easter service last Sunday too. Wish Easter is recognized as a public holiday.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Eynda :Hahaha...betul tuh. Tuh dipanggil sebagai candid shots.

Manglish :Should be. Hehehe

RoseBelle :Oh yes. Sometimes i do pray with my hands together. It is kinda peaceful doing so.

國男皓云 said...

how do u do?................................................................

Pete said...

Nice shot, bro, very natural!

Life Ramblings said...

Wish Easter is declared as a public holiday here but........highly unlikely. :(

becklee said...

In my church we have members praying with hands together and also raising hands. Both are acts of worship. I pray your church members will continue to grow spiritually. God bless you and family.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Wenn :Thanks

Norris :Hehe...thanks

MrsShaiful :Thank you.

Eugene :Really? (holding my nose) thanks...

SJB :Amin...

Faizal :Thanks bro.

ModernrobCrus :No problem.

IcyBicy :Oh you guys lifted your hands too? Cool...

Meiteng :Yes. How i wish easter is a public holiday too.

gus said...

Everyone gets close to nature, even closer to God, naturally.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

ChineseMan I am fine. TQ.

Pete :Thanks Pete

LifeRamblings :YEs. I wish too.

BEcklee :That's true.

gus : Yes. naturally.