Africa, Music

Beautiful Joyce

June 18, 2010 – 10:38pm Ugandan time

Last night I think I met the most beautiful young woman I’ve ever met in my entire life.  


Orphaned by AIDS
As it kills her too
Only 17 years of life thus far
God alone knows how many remain


She sits in pain
Stands in pain
IS in pain
Consequences from choices
Someone else made


Days tick by
Pain increases
Yet, Joyce finds that joy her name suggests


The guitar chords pierce the air
Her beautiful voice rings out into the night sky
Her heart sings:


“Draw me close to you
Never let  me go…
Lord, You’re all I want
You’re all I’ve ever needed
You’re all I want
Help me know you are near”


Only for a moment
But peace


At peace


At peace in her Savior
Who is always near

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