“There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 HCSB
“Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.” Cowboy Proverb*
Recently, my wife and I went to the movies to see the latest science fiction film. About an hour into the film, in the middle of a battle scene, the movie stopped, the lights came up, and the movie previews started to play. As the crowd began to grow impatient, one lady said, “This is not a very good setup for a sequel.” As I looked back at the projector, I could see the shadows of the movie technicians working feverishly to remedy the situation. Before long, the movie was up and going again.
Similar situations happen all of the time in worship services. A pastor sets up a video illustration, steps aside so it can play, and nothing happens. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of people, look back at the tech area to show their disapproval and see someone working feverishly to remedy the situation.
Timing is extremely important in worship. Everyone, from the pastor to the a/v technician, must realize its importance.
Lord, help us with our timing.