“Most things, even the greatest moments on earth, have their beginnings in something small. An earthquake that shatters a city might begin with a tremor, a tremble, a breath. Music begins with a vibration.”
― Lauren Oliver
Tomorrow is a strange day. It's a beginning and an ending all wrapped up into one. We say goodbye to my friend and 6 year partner in ministry Dr. David Naglee. I have learned a great deal from him. As important, I have laughed a great deal with him. We played ping pong and basketball--and he beat me handily at both. We worked alongside each other most days, and together we created programs and services and... Our church is better because of him, and I am better because of him. The Oliver quote reminds me that our time together had its beginnings in something small--a phone call and a conversation. Quite literally, a breath.
But tomorrow is also a beginning. It is the first day of our music mission. While Oliver is correct, our music begins with a vibration, our music mission had its beginnings even before the last one was complete. On the bus last year we talked about where we'd like to go and how we'd get there. In the months since we charted, planned, and schemed.
As I stare down the barrel of our week-long mission, I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. And I wonder. What are the small things we will do this week that lead to bigger and bigger things? Will some great moment have its beginning this week?
There's only one way to find out.