We just hosted the Watoto Childrens’ Choir from Africa for the second time. I myself was in Sydney at the time, and as Team Leader was just quietly hoping that all would be well in my absence. I need not have worried…
This time we were this Watoto Choir’s first community event in Australia. It was not a church event, just a cultural event for the community. Well, during the concert, an old Aboriginal elder from Banksia Grove, who hadn’t professed himself to be a Christian as far as we know, made his way slowly to the front. He spoke softly, and thanked the Children for coming all the way from their part of the world to bless our little part of the world.
Then he said, “I’d like to sing you a song.” He sang it in “language”, and some recognized the tune. He then sang it again in English, and others took up the song too. And soon tears flowed throughout the hall, as the assembly sang, “Jesus loves the little children. All the children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white, all are precious in his sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.”
Sometimes God’s work is bloomin’ obvious!