God spoke and said: be Light.
and whether we wanted it,
when we are trying the least
we are Light.
from inside us comes
creative acts, audaciously arranging the Light, into
words that move stone mountains,
dances that soar, minds transformed,
images breaking hearts open crushing the death within,
chords shifting hardened souls with their tender tones.
women and men in ensemble.
from verses and rhythms heard, ordinary humans all
flinging down pigment, colorful stains;
bent with sacrifice and unrealized possibility.
God spoke and said: Own your Light
blazing and luminous.
Be the light
on canvas, stage, page, seen and heard.
And God sang beside and in human beings
the Light in one another.
Toiling in separateness and isolation, breaking
under the weight of creating.
See and hear one another.
Turn, ask, and take heartache’s sting.
Revel in one another’s triumphs.
in the dark places.
Women and men in ensemble
held one another up.
And God was pleased.
written for Blackhawk Church Pulse conference, March, 2014.
Pulse: connecting arts to the heart of God
Pulse is a one day arts and worship conference designed to help connect a passion for the arts with a heart for God. Be encouraged, equipped and challenged. Whether you’re a worship leader, musician, actor, technician, video producer, dancer or visual artist, Pulse will help you explore how your art form can point others to God.