I was at our technology-driven “satellite” campus today leading worship. Something happened that happens a few times a year here – various technology failed this morning causing a disruption in the flow of the music, the delivery of the sermon via stream and the response time at the end of the service.
We are usually prepared for these occurrences with our plethora of backup plans and such – but it usually causes a little frustration and dissatisfaction in our ability to produce excellence for our services.
Luckily for us as well as churches all over the planet, tech-driven or not, we know that the Spirit of God is in control. We know that where technology or humans, professional or amateur, may fail – God draws people close to Him. It is there, when we seem to be tuned into Him amidst the distractions around us, that He speaks loudly to us.
I think that the same principle applies in our daily wanderings. There is plenty around us to distract us. These things may distract us from God, from our spouse, from our kids, from our work ethic and so on. But what happens when these distractions go away? What happens at home when the electricity goes out late in the evening? Do you light a candle and huddle the family together? What happens when the Internet goes out at work?
Thank you God for your daily presence, available anywhere and everywhere!