Written by Daniel Hazard
In this article attention is given to all the people whose artistry and brilliance help create magical moments on film yet get overshadowed by the "stars."
Lights, camera, action. In the midst of awards season, with all the glitz and glamour, may we never forget the credits. In the spirit of Hebrews 11, help us to perpetually call the roll of names that laid the foundation and contributed to the respective motion pictures of our lives.
Sadly, we don't accord proper weight to thanksgiving. A lifetime of creative gestation meets opportunity followed by acclaim and somehow we expect acceptance speeches to be 60 seconds! Forgive us, O God, for we've missed the mark.
In the running screenplay of our lives let us be ever mindful of the people behind the scenes. May we embrace the sensibility of Howard Thurman who dedicated his autobiography "to the stranger in the railroad station in Daytona Beach who restored my broken dream..."
Help us to redeem the vacuity of the spotlight by acknowledging the real stars of our journeys. Amen.