Create a Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Photo by Cesar Cabrera

Sunday, for me, means worship. My church is blessed right now with an abundance of talent and enthusiasm.

This morning, PS 150, our praise band was getting the first song on the way. “Better is One Day” by Chris Tomlin.

It’s the kind of song that you want to be standing and singing but the congregation hadn’t been given the instructions yet.

Sitting next to me was Amanda, home from college, and I saw her eyes twinkling as she asked her family if they shouldn’t be standing. Made sense to me, so I nodded.

We were in the middle of the church, the band could see us but the people in front couldn’t — and so we stood… I could feel the people beginning to rise all around us and then it continued behind us and soon the people in front were standing too. A whole congregation rose on the actions of just a few.

Here is the song… Better is One Day by Chris Tomlin (but the link will take you away from this post and it is being difficult so finish reading first)

We created a chain reaction… and soon everyone was smiling, standing, and singing, and it felt so good.

All it took was a small group of people and soon everyone was on board. When you know that there is a great idea and it should be shared, are you daring enough to create a chain reaction? Everyone around you is probably wishing someone would…


  1. Andrew on February 21, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I don’t know if I have ever taken anything like Cesar’s photo. I do know how it was done. His use of depth of field makes the picture work in getting those droplets. Use of a macro-lens and patience do the rest.

  2. Reeta Luthra | Stress and Health on February 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    There’s a chain reaction going on here… I’m also impressed with Cesar’s photo. Makes me want to explore my camera more.
    .-= Reeta Luthra | Stress and Health´s last blog ..Is Your Environment Stressing You Out? =-.

  3. Julie on February 21, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    As I said above, me too… but it is cold here.

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