Ugandan Thunder

After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands. (Rev. 7:9)

I won’t lie.

I would’ve been quite content yesterday, just hanging out on the sofa, reading my “Mark of the Lion” series. (In between napping.) And not having anywhere to go.

But, I’m glad I didn’t.

 My friend, Jennifer had heard of a children’s choir from Uganda coming to sing at a local church, so had invited me to come check them out with her.

I’m glad she did.

Their name is Ugandan Thunder and they were SO beautiful. From the moment they came out of that door, they just absolutely shone. His loving countenance undeniable on their sweet little faces.

I just kept thinking “Wow. This must be what heaven will be like! Joyous celebration of a God Who bestows His grace on every tribe and tongue!”

Among their favorite things about coming to America: riding bicycles, bowling, chicken and rice. All things we pretty easily take for granted.

What they have to look forward to, going back to Uganda: Posho (the porridge that they live on, day in and day out) and Malaria.

Oh yeah… and each one is an orphan.

 And yet they praise their risen Savior. And shine like little stars in the dark of night.

And I won’t lie…

I cried like a baby with the best of them.

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