I recently saw the blockbuster hit, Iron Man 3 with my neighbor. I have to admit, I really enjoy these Avenger guys! We thoroughly enjoyed the action-packed explosive thriller! I give it 3 ½ Bibles out of 5. What can I say – I’m a pastor. When the movie concluded, the credits began to splash onto the screen as highlights from the film accompanied with the thumping music kept our attention. With a crescendo, that all eventually came to an end. The music softened and the credits scrolled up the screen in traditional black and white style. As I gathered my belongings, I noticed that my neighbor wasn’t moving and didn’t seem interested in leaving just yet. I said, “Well, are you ready to go?” He insisted that we wait until the credits were over just in case there was an extra scene or preview of the next Marvel movie. I was like, ‘oh I highly doubt there will be anything at the end of this never-ending scroll. If there were bloopers or any extras it would’ve played before these boring credits. The movie is over man! Let’s go!’ He didn’t budge.
So … we sat there and watched the credits roll on and on and on. It was like watching paint dry. Have you ever watched a movie all the way to end? Don’t. Even the custodians don’t wait … they get in and start cleaning and prepping the theater for the next showing. Well, here we are staring at the credits. And I got to admit, I couldn’t believe so many people had worked on this movie. There were probably a thousand names that briefly appeared.
Then I had this thought… a great project like this takes a massive team effort. It takes lots of people with different gifts and skills each performing with excellence to help make a fabulous movie. It could be a big part or a small part, in front of the camera or behind the camera – everyone’s role in important. And at the end of the movie – their efforts were recognized and there were at least two people who saw it!
Last Sunday on Mother’s Day at Daybreak was one of those days when I realized how many of my friends at Daybreak play a part and serve with excellence whether it’s up front or behind the scenes. If you’ll indulge me … I’d like to roll the credits from Sunday. I apologize in advance - I know I’ll forget someone!
Thanks for all you guys do to make Daybreak such an inviting and bright place for us to connect with God and others. What a team! It takes many people to pull off a service like the one on Sunday. Bravo!
“Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your name goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness.” Psalm 115:1
Oh and in case you are wondering … there was a bonus scene at the very end of the credits featuring Tony Stark (Iron Man) and Dr. Banner (Hulk)!
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