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In the Medium of God's First Creation

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In the Medium of God's First Creation

By ed sciulli

On most days, I play the role of production manager. I serve others by solving problems, applying solutions and trying to keep things as organized as possible. It’s fun. I help to keep the machine that is CCGF purring like a kitten and humming on down the road. I like this role.

There are times however, when something else bubbles up to the surface and takes over. It’s an itch that has has to be scratched. A voice that has to be heeded, a calling that must be answered. When that happens, I find myself here:


This is the lighting desk. This is where our God the Creator calls me to his heart and says, “In the beginning, I said ‘Let there be light’ and it was good. Now it’s your turn. Play.”

And so I begin to manipulate one of the very first of His creations. I apply intensity, color, shape and movement in order to match the songs He has given us to sing. And as I sit behind the desk, I am amazed that He trusts me with the first thing that we are told is good. It’s my moment of private worship between me and heavenly father. A moment where I get to taste just a sample of what God gets to do every morning and evening with the rising and setting of the sun. I rarely feel so alive as when I get to create, just like my father.

Granted, “Stand by light cue 2. Cue 2 GO” is no “Let there be light”. But is the place God and I share moments of creation, and that is very good.

5 comments (Add your own)

1. Tom Bender wrote:
This made my day. Being in the AV business, I never thought of my work this way. From now on, I will. Thanks Ed.

Wed, August 3, 2016 @ 9:36 PM

2. Darlene Grieco wrote:
Ed, you do an amazing job! Thanks for sharing your gift and blessing us all!

Fri, August 5, 2016 @ 12:35 PM

3. Rae Ann Kluitenberg wrote:
Love this! Glad God gifted you in this way! Thanks for sharing your gifts with us!

Fri, August 5, 2016 @ 2:24 PM

4. Eileen wrote:
Well said, Ed. I too have played with the lights and seen the effect, the contrast between light and dark, the way a light will draw attention in one place, shine on what is good, and turn us away from what is dark. We truly appreciate your expertise.

Fri, August 5, 2016 @ 8:05 PM

5. Linda wrote:
Ed, well said. When we are doing what God has gifted us to do, we can share in His pleasure. And, when we are passionate about the gifts He has blessed us with, we have no choice but to give it back. "A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great." (Proverbs 18:16).

Wed, August 10, 2016 @ 12:57 PM

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