A couple of years ago I was learning how to use Windows Movie Maker for the first time, and it thrilled me. Music and songs were so woven into my life that I loved the thought of being able to find the perfect images to match everything I felt when I heard a certain song, and put it all together just so. WMM is such an intuitive program that I learned quickly. I still use it today.
One project I did was a video to accompany Steven Curtis Chapman’s “God is God.” I’ve mentioned before that the loss of his little girl impacted me very deeply, and I think making this video was a kind of journey for me—the summation of all my wrestling and praying and sorrowing on that family’s behalf. I wanted to capture the entire redemption story in a few minutes, with Steven’s loss as the starting point. That sounds ambitious, but I was stubborn.
I’d like to think I succeeded, and I certainly know it touched me when I finished it. Recently I obtained permission to put the video on Godtube. I’m posting it here because Maria Sue Chapman went home to be with the Lord four years ago today. I pray it will be a reminder of the hope that we so often forget. Here’s the link (I had planned to embed it, but Godtube has changed its code so I’ll have to figure out how to convert to shortcode for WordPress all over again).
Here’s a cool note about the final shot: It looks like a painting, but it’s actually a photo of a telephone pole. The photographer was extremely gifted and caught it in a sunset, looking exactly like a cross. He called it “When the Telephone Pole Tries to Tell You Something.”