The view from the bassline – day one at Detling 2010
I feel very privileged to be asked to play with the band onstage at the Detling Summer Celebration.
Helen and I used to go to Stoneleigh Bible Week (a gathering of thousands of church folk similar to, but on a larger scale than, Detling Summer Celebration) and I used to dream of playing with the band on that stage.
Now I look back and realise that though I thought I was ready for that responsibility, God had more work to do on my character. (Just for the record – He and I are still engaged in that process; and we’ve some way to go yet!)
I’ve had the privilege of playing at Detling for a few years and each time I stand there ready for the evening celebration on the first night I get the same thrill, and pray the same prayer,
“Father, I can’t believe I’m getting to do this, thank you for the privilege, please help me;
– to live up to the responsibility
– to point people to You, not draw them to me
– to remember that you love me just as much whether I’m worshipping You with my bass on a stage or without my bass in a crowd”