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YOUR EYES SING (GRATITUDE)

  Onialeku Happy Faces

When we arrived in Onialeku Primary School, in north west Uganda, in July our friend Pastor David told us that the children of the school were so excited that they might carry the bus into the school. Their welcome was as overwhelming as David's poet description.

Then a day or two later we were giving gifts to our sponsor children when I noticed the glow on Jacqueline's face when she lifted out a little pencil sharpener. It is a second in time that I will never forget. The utter joy and gratitude at something so small to western children who would have thrown it aside. 

Oh how much we have lost with all that we think we have gained. Pure unadulterated gratitude is one of the things we threw away with our very souls!

 

You could carry the bus

With your joyous effervescence

Your energetic innocence

You lift me high

You could carry the bus 

With your happiness so contagious

This thankfulness beautifully outrageous

You lift us high

 

When you don’t have nothing

Then anything is something

A little thing is everything

It makes your eyes sing

It makes your eyes sing

Oh how it makes your eyes sing.

 

Just a pencil sharpener

You were Christmas Day beaming

You were Disney World gleaming

Tear in my eye

Just a pencil sharpener

A glowing gasp of utter glee

Like the purist gratitude must be

Tear in my eye.

 

We have lost something

With all that we have

That appreciative smile

That enraptured laugh

I cant helping thinking

How clever Jesus words

The ones of losing souls

And gaining worlds. 

 

When you don’t have nothing

Then anything is something

A little thing is everything

It makes your eyes sing

It makes your eyes sing

Oh how it makes your eyes sing.

Comments

Hurryson Mundua

Thanks Rev for that message, indeed when you don't have nothing then anything is something. All blessings.

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