Recently, I read an article online about some of the “Secrets of Disney World”. Some of them were pretty interesting. Like, did you know that children are never reported lost at Disney World? If a child is separated from their parents it is reported as a “Lost Parent”. Because how could a child ever be lost at Disney World? Or did you know that most Cast Members (that’s what employees are called) can tell you where the nearest restroom is in 14 languages? With as many international visitors as Disney World gets each year, that’s probably the most important information they give out. But one of the “Disney Secrets” really caught my attention. When a Cast Member points (for directions, etc…) they always point with two fingers. Walt Disney thought it was rude to point with one finger, so all Cast Members are taught to point with two. It’s called the “Disney Point”.
Think about that. Walt Disney thought it was so important to point the right way that they teach every employee how to do it. Now, here’s why that is significant to me. My job is to point. Not at people or where the restroom is, but to Jesus. It’s what I do. And if you are a worship leader, it’s your job too.
Being on stage in front of hundreds of people playing music is actually pretty cool. In fact, if you're not careful, it can all go to your head. There are people each week that tell me how well I did, or how good the music was, or how much they enjoyed it. And all of those things are fine and good. But, the most important thing is not how well I did, or how good the music was, or even how much people enjoyed it. The point of being a worship leader is did people have an encounter with Jesus? Did they get to experience the one who saved their souls and gives them new life? Did I point them to Jesus? And if the answer is yes, then I did my job.
So, how well do you point? I'm going to keep working on it. I just need to decide if I'm going to use one finger or twoJ.