One of the things I miss about leading worship are the occasional magic moments when something spontaneous happens. It’s like a door opens up that simultaneously reminds you that you’re not in charge, and that there is a continuous but invisible flow of worship to God that makes our structured efforts look puny. And you have the opportunity, for a time, to step into that larger flow.
Here’s a video of an artist named Carlos Whittaker who got that opportunity. All he planned to do was record a promotional video of his new song. It wasn’t even a “worship event.” Here’s what happened instead:
Carlos shares some more on his blog that is hard to pick up from the video:
If you listen carefully at the end you hear me saying this to Danny. “Keep trying to make it man.”
He looked me square in the eye… cocked his head sideways with a confused look on his face… and said, “Trying to make it? No man. I ain’t trying to make it… I’m making it. Jah puts his soldiers everywhere. Jah says, Yea though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death… So he places some of us, in that valley.”
(h/t Chad Estes)