I was prayer leading tonight, when our lighting director, a lovely, multi-talented, and overall cool person named Charity, came up to me. She was adjusting the stage lights, and needed me to help her test them. She asked me to walk back and forth across the front of the stage so she could see if it was evenly lit. I thought it was a bit of an odd request, but I agreed to it. Why not?
I thought she meant across the front of the stage, as in the floor right in front of the stage, down where we don’t want people pacing. She meant across the front of the stage, actually on the stage, in front of the worship team. After another brief conversation to sort that out, I agreed (much less willingly) to do it.
I would love to know what went through my team’s minds as I made my way aimlessly across the stage, in full, beautiful, bright lighting, with no obvious purpose but to stand in front of the keyboards. And then back. And then forth. And then back again.
I have never been so painfully aware of the webcast as I was that moment.
Oh, well. Someone had to do it. Hope my face wasn’t too red. It was truly one of my awesomer moments on the platform.