Building Arks

Leadership Numinous

“Predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arks does.”

– Warren Buffett

When stormy seasons come I am reminded of Warren Buffett’s statement, “Predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arks does.”

I wonder, if God through Noah had only warned of the coming flood, what good would that have been? Love is shown through the fabrication, provision and the opportunity to be rescued by the Ark.

As a technical artist (in church or elsewhere) I am called to be a problem solver, not just a problem warner. My job is to build Arks, not just predict rain.

The challenge is, the building of an Ark often takes a great deal of time and trust. According to the Bible it took Noah well over fifty years. I am not sure I could press on that long without knowing their would be a discernible benefit.

Charles Spurgeon once said, “By perseverance the snail reached the ark.”

Are you persevering? Are you an Ark builder, or just a calamity forecaster?

 Photo attribution – Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P.

Tom D'Angelo

Tom D'Angelo has worked in television production and AVL corporate theater for nearly four decades. He is Emmy Award nominated (Best Director category, Mid-Atlantic) and has been part of various teams nominated or winning national Emmys.  As the Media Director at a megachurch in the 1980’s he developed a love for the Church and church performing and technical artists.