I had the pleasure of being a part of Todd Johnson’s Bass Workshop in February where 15 bass players had come from all over the country to participate.
Todd and I had the opportunity to play for these bass players and we shared that we participate in ministry but this was not a focal point of this workshop.
While this was a music workshop with no Christian emphasis, it was amazing to hear of God’s work amongst these musicians.
During the workshop two different musicians struggled with issues that stood in their way of making music. Seeing their struggle, a couple of the fellow musicians put it to prayer asking God to help them face the struggles so they could carry on with their music and continue with the workshop as they had wanted to. The power of those prayers brought confidence and peace to these two men and you could see the joy and excitement as they played.
These two men were changed that weekend in their technical ability to play an instrument but they were also deeply changed spiritually. It reminded me that ministry happens everywhere. It happens in the secular world and it happens in the church world. As Christians we are called to meet people where they are, Love them, and help them take the next step toward Christ. Todd wasn’t just teaching walking bass lines that day. He and those 15 servants where walking me towards understanding the power of a living God.