sing along.

 Those who live at the ends of the earth
stand in awe of your wonders.
From where the sun rises to where it sets,
you inspire shouts of joy. ~ Psalm 65:8

Words and images fail this morning as I awaken to Uganda. I can write of the kindness of the people here – the warm embraces and the smiles that are like sunlight. I can take pictures of the blinding brilliance of color – the green and orange and pink and purple that are woven into every vista.

But I can’t capture the divine music here. Try as I might, I can’t paint the rustling of the leaves in the breeze or the birdsong that is the inspiration for a million scores and a million dances. For the first time, I feel as if descriptions degrade the beauty. I am reduced to tears as my heart tries to sing along. My feet are moving to the rhythm of a song that needs no instruments, of a chorus that needs no words.

Let me hear good tidings of great joy –  and hearing, believe, rejoice, praise, adore, my conscience bathed in an ocean of repose, my eyes uplifts to a reconciled Father… ~Valley of Vision

 

 

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About Ronne Rock

Ronne Rock’s heart finds its strongest beat where beauty and pain collide – because hope always finds us in the shattered places. There’s more than 30 years of marketing and communications experience in her bones, and she finds great joy in sharing leadership wisdom as a regular contributor to Orange Leaders and QARA. But more often than not these days, she's with the vulnerable in difficult places around the world, gathering stories that change stories. Find Ronne's words in "For You, Love" the prayer journal that invites you to respond, and in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. She is currently writing, "Building Eden: Principles of a Grace-Filled Leadership that Restores and Redeems." 

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