Saturday, July 2, 2011

Every tongue, Every Nation

It's the song of the redeemed,
Rising from the African plains.
It's the song of the forgiven
Drowning out the Amazon rain.
The song of ancient believers
Filled with God's holy fire
It's every tribe, every tongue, every nation
A love song born of a grateful choir.

It's all God's children singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah
He reigns, He reigns.....
It's all God's children singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah
He reigns, He reigns.
I've been attending a short 6-week Bible study on Worship, which ended this week.  As I was standing on Thursday morning singing the song above, it really touched my heart.

To be standing in AFRICA and to hear the strong drum beat of the song while singing about the African plains, just seems completely surreal.  I've heard this song in Texas many times, but Africa (then) was too far away for it to be meaningful.  Then to hear the line - Every tribe, every tongue, every nation-was amazing as I stopped and looked around the room.  Singing together were women from 14 different countries and suddenly I understood from a totally different perspective.  Every tribe, every tongue and every nation was standing right with me singing to God.  People from around the globe gathered for one purpose alone, together to worship.  Women from  England, Lebanon, South Africa, Australia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Scotland, Ireland, Nigeria, China and the United States were all in the same location.  We may worship in different ways, we may wear different dresses, we may have different accents, but we all worship the same God.   And as I saw all God's children singing glory to Him, it gave me a tiny glimpse of what heaven will be like... 

What a priviledge! 

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