As we entered the ACTION Gulu office , the Ugandan staff were already having
devotions. I heard them singing, and the words became clearer as I approached the thatched shelter,
Again. These words would become the theme God taught me.
In November of 2005, my husband Andrew and I visited Jerry and Candis Bingham inGulu,
choke back my tears. How could they sing so sweetly after the horrors they saw and experienced?
Finally, All I could think was the verse in the Psalm 68:5 that says,
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
Before I hardly finished quoted the verse, these women broke into shouts and clapped for Joy. More than anything, these women know what it is like to be defenseless. These women sing for Joy because God has taken their mourning and turned it into dancing. Before, they hated their children, and now because they know God’s love, they are learning to love them. In a powerful way, they know God as their Defender who loves them unconditionally.