I was struck this Easter by the feeling of being connected to what everyone else was doing. The feeling that I am a part of something bigger. Working from week to week, pulling off services once every 7 days, then throwing in a few extra events during the week and a big event from time to time, it is easy to get super focused on what I am doing. It is so easy to have tunnel vision for what is happening right in front of me.
It isn’t wrong to be focused on what is at hand, but working in church production, there is something bigger going on than the production of the moment.
This past weekend, a couple of things hit me. One I shared in my post holy production week about all that Christ did for me. The other was the sense that I was a part of something much larger than just the Easter service at Willow Creek. Seeing so many pictures on Twitter and Facebook, from places like Seattle, Germany, Detroit, Atlanta, and South Africa, made me realize that God is doing something all over the world. As a technical artist in the local church, I am a part of thousands of other technical artists helping to support the service that celebrates the hinge point of history: Christ’s resurrection.
I am so proud to be a part of such an amazing group of paid staff and more importantly volunteer staff that pulled off staggering productions for the sake of spreading the more staggering message of what Jesus did for all of us.
Thank you to those of you who posted pictures and comments of what was happening where you were this weekend. Not only was I inspired by your creativity, but I was also reminded that I am a part of something much bigger than what is right in front of me.