Detling 2010 – Sunday

The view from the bassline – day two at Detling 2010
Yesterday I talked about the privilege of playing bass on stage at this event and how I used to look up to the band at another summer event each year. It’s so easy for us to look up at people on stage at these events and imagine that they’re ‘sorted’ – that they have no struggles or challenges.

I want to say for certain; I know that we are not ‘sorted’.
Each one of us (on the stage or in the crowd) faces the same challenges, one of the biggest of which is that we be the same people in private that we are in public.
In the Bible, the writer to the Hebrews says in Hebrews 12:1-3 (NIV)
“ Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”

So, he tells us, we’re surrounded by a “cloud of witnesses” that means it’ like we’re all on a stage together!

With years of experience playing bass in a wide range of situations a dear friend once said that if you were to cut me in half you'd find the word 'bass' written all the way through - yes I know that's so cliche - but that doesn't make it any less true! Like so many people I have more than one 'day' job - but most of my work-time these days is spent working for Interconnected Solutions.