Portraits of Grace: Minnow (2 of 2)

December 20, 2016
Norman Yung

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

Photo by Albert Cheung

This year I had a identity crisis about my work and career. I absolutely love what I do but as I looked five, ten years ahead as a husband and hopefully a father, I wondered if a freelancer’s life was sustainable. I updated my resume (the last time I did that was 2009) so that I could start applying to find a more stable and predictable job.

I found a few jobs that I’d love to do if I could, but also found that my heart was becoming that worker in the parable who buried his one talent in fear of losing it.  I was willing to stop and turn away from what God had given to me the past seven years, just so that I could feign control over my future. I was slowly tying my identity and safety in my work, and not in the Gospel and Jesus who was so faithful to me the past seven years.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home.

I don’t know how much longer I will be a photographer, but I don’t think that’s something for me to try to determine. I’m resolved to continue to be a good steward of what He has entrusted to me, and grace will lead me home.

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