The birds in the air are singing! (Ndege angani wanaimba!)
The fish in the sea are dancing … dancing for our Lord! (Samaki baharini wanacheza… mchezea Bwana!)
The people of Natta! Clapping and Ululation! We have been Redeemed! (Watu wa Natta! Makofi na Vigelegele! Tumekombolewa!)
People of all tribes and races! Clapping and Ululation! We have been Redeemed! (Watu wa kila Kabila! Makofi na Vigelegele! Tumekombolewa!)
The choir at the church on the edge of the game reserve sang beautifully earlier today. A song sang in Swahili proclaiming the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Even here, the garden is acknowledged… the garden where man and beast together proclaim the salvation of the world… a garden that only God could have created.
I have been redeemed indeed. I live a life free of the trouble facing the world in the cities, free to experience the world as Adam and Eve did, way back when… before they sinned.
From the church choir to Salif Keita… crooning gently on the sound system at home…
”You shed, tears for others…. You shed, tears for others…”
This time it is about Nelson Mandela, who also did a noble thing… chose to spend a life in incarceration for the sake of his blood and kin… his fellow human being… and then came out forgiving. Showing and telling us all that Jesus’ teaching truly lives. Forgiving, giving, loving, sharing… turning the other cheek… this is the only way to truly live a life worth living. Only then can we finally live our life … in the Garden. Tough, but true.
Come… walk with me in the Garden
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