New Sight - Bartimaeus story
I wrote the guitar music for this song 'New Sight' and was looking for some inspiration as to what the song should be about when we recorded a rough demo guitar track in the studio. Because it was just a demo, we had a window open for some fresh air and the noise of the passing traffic on the road outside was recorded at the same time. This proved to be the inspiration I needed.
I read the story of Bartimaeus and pictured him as a busker sitting on the side of a busy road telling his story in the hope that someone, anyone would stop and listen to his tail of desperation, faith and healing that happens when one is brave enough to call out to Jesus, even when the rest of the world is telling you to be quiet and keep quiet. (Mark chapter 10:46-52)
It's a beautiful story of Jesus compassion but it's also a story for all believers to remember that sometimes when others are crying out we may be in danger of hindering rather than helping, just as the crowd were when they told Bartimaeus to be quiet.
My prayer is that we will never get in the way of others reaching and calling out to Jesus especially when they are crying out to him.
Please do check out the lyrics.
Stay safe. God bless.