For anyone who knows me, you are fully aware that I am not a “behind the scenes” kind of gal. I love the spotlight. I’m not going to sugar coat it, if you give me a microphone in front of 30,000 people my endorphins would immediately fly through the ceiling and pop every single one of the balloons that were meant to drop on your heads at the end. I LOVE to skate in ice shows, write books for people to read, and give speeches in front of large groups of people. In conclusion, I love, wait no I ADORE the spotlight.
Reflection always takes place when you see your children take flight, into the person that they were groomed to be. Blessed to take part and pardon in God’s magnificent grace, I have watched my two teenage sons grow toward their purpose. My oldest son is me in every way when it comes to his ability to jump on a stage and truly own it. He loves to sing and bless the world with his gift of leading worship. He has preached, ministered to the masses, sang in front of thousands. He, like me, loves to be center stage.
My second son is the opposite and this is what gives me great pause and has inspired this piece. Someone recently asked Cameron, in lieu of his older brother singing, writing songs, preaching at church, living boldly in the arena of sight, what he did. Because in that person’s eyes, he doesn’t do much. For the work that Cameron does is not vivid to the naked eye. In this moment my Cameron lay silent, as usual, because that is what the underground does. They are the inaudible hero’s that create the formation of what is able to transform when the people like me set out to conquer the excitement of presentation.
The lights come on.
The music of background decibels magically meets the onlookers ears.
A book is edited perfectly, fixing all the errors of the author who brings creation onto paper.
A cover is designed with artistic impression that grabs at emotion in a manner that provokes readers to grab your book.
Back stage hands make it possible to know that exact moment to go on stage.
The perfect camera angle enables the stage hungry performers to articulate exactly what will capture the viewers to go with them where the story leads.
We don’t see them. They are miraculously invisible, and that is what makes them deeply and infinitely important. For, in essence, the availability of the show stoppers who have the ability to reach the masses cannot function alone. We are unable to perform in our God given talented ways without you; the background foundation that without all would not be possible.
To the lights person.
To the tech expert.
To the editor.
~Person behind the camera.
You all deserve our applause and deepest of gratitude. For even if you seem like you are quiet and stand behind the lights and action, you are our rock.
As a profound team, we bring the Word of God and His promises into a light that can assimilate with the masses. Profoundly, we do this together. Not only the showman, or show-woman on the bright shining stage, but, side by side with the radical underground movement that supports the dream of bringing the love of God to the world.