We continue our series on God at Work and explore the vocation of an electrician. How do Sparkies uniquely image God?

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “ON,” and the darkness he called “OFF.”
Genesis 1:1-4, (for the most part!)

“I do have satisfaction in turning on the lights, but there’s also great joy in hooking up big motors, or compressor or cranes. This unit just sits there dormant until we hook it up and then it comes to life. [Yesterday] we hooked up an overhead crane, it’s a beautiful system, an engineering feat, and I applaud the engineers who designed it, but until we get the wire and everything hooked up it’s just sitting there. And then when you test it and that motor comes to life and it starts to move across the beam… that’s so cool! That’s what I love.”
Arnold Dees, Master Electrician

“…the master demonstrates proper procedure through action; his or her display becomes the guide.”
Richard Sennett, The Craftsman

“What comes next is very important: I am sending what my Father promised to you, so stay here in the city until he arrives, until you’re equipped with power from on high.”
Jesus in Luke 24:49, MSG

“I think every electrician is fixer at heart and takes great joy in making things work.”
Alain Leclerc, Master Electrician

“Jesus built the kingdom as a carpenter before he built it as a rabbi”
Neal Plantinga, on God’s take on the trades, Engaging God’s World

“But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord.”
The Prophet Micah 3:8

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