Detling 2010 – Wednesday

The view from the bassline – day five at Detling 2010

I remember a few years ago reading again the story of Paul and Silas in prison in the Bible (it’s recorded in Acts chapter 16) and being struck by verses 25 and 26 (NIV),

“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody’s chains came loose.”

There they were, worshipping God, and suddenly there was an earthquake that shook the foundations of the prison. Immediately the thought popped into my head, “somewhere nearby there is an angel playing some awesome bass!”

It’s become my dream and passionate desire that as I worship God with my bass the foundations of prisons that hold people captive would be shaken; that prison doors would fly open and that chains would be loosened.
I want to see people healed and set free as we worship together – not because our worship is somehow ‘good enough’ but because, as we reach out to God in spirit and truth, He will make His presence felt among us and we will experience His Kingdom of freedom and wholeness.

Matt

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.