At Circle Church, the more we explored the adoration of God and familiarized ourselves with His qualities, the more we discovered about Him.
For instance, my background has always taught me that God is Creator. This is true, but it is only a partial extension of the total. God’s very essence is creativity and the creation is only one small outworking of His creativity. The source of man’s true creative expression is rooted in the nature of God. And, the Christian finds more and more creativity available to him or her as he or she aligns himself or herself with the Godhead.
This particular discovery was amplified in worship one morning as the choir sang from the rear of the hail, “How Great Thou Art.” The words to this hymn are overly familiar, but they were lent added depth and meaning when another sensory impression was added. One of our professional photographers had prepared a slide presentation which illustrated the words:
O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made.
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power through all the universe displayed.
The photographer had earned his degree in cinematography from the University of Southern California, so anything he does in the visual realm is well done. The slides illustrated beautifully the measure and beauty of God’s creativity—from the minute to the grandiose.
We were very pleased with the growth of the choir and their increasing ability in a wide range of styles. Even so, there were rare occasions when certain songs could not be performed by them due either to the shortness of practicing time, or the lack of specific instrumentalists or even expertise. At such times we found that the utilization of recordings proved most helpful.
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