I sat there looking around the table at all these strangers; a creative director, a graphic designer, a music arranger, a build guy, and a look leader. When I was the creative director, these were all the roles I knew, but my time at that church had come to an end and these new people were strangers. I’ve been asked to choreograph the Christmas show for a big church in Anaheim and I’m so excited, but sitting there staring at those strangers my heart hurt.
I missed my friends. I missed the comfort of knowing the people around the table. I was just praying I would remember at least two names.
Then I remembered all the times I sat around a table like this in the past, praying for the right person to arrive. If only I knew someone who did graffiti. If only I knew someone who could build towers. If only I knew someone who could make costumes. And every time, every single time, that person arrived just in time. I saw my prayers answered every time I asked.
It’s different this time. This time, I think maybe, just maybe, I’m the answer to THEIR prayers. Maybe this time they were thinking, “If I could just find someone who knows how to choreograph/direct on a large scale.” And there I was.
I've never felt this way before. I always felt like my prayers were answered, but I never thought of myself as the answer to someone’s prayer.
Then it occurred to me. I bet we are all the answer to someone’s prayer. Maybe you don’t believe in God or say words like prayer, but you know what I mean. That person who held your hair back while you puked. That person who sat with you when your dad died. That person who helped quiz you before that test.
These people are our angels. They are the people who make our lives easier and, man, I hope I can find more moments to be the answer to someone's prayer.