“Hallelujah, Lubanga wani ber. Lubanga wani ber, Yesu, ber malowa.”
The voices echoed as we sought to focus our minds on the reason for gathering.
“Hallelujah, our God is good. Our God is good, He’s so good to me.”

“He really is good to us,” I thought to myself.
The voices became louder and louder with each chorus and then softened to the end. For a short
moment I had completely forgotten the mud walls that surrounded me and the drops of sweat beading
off my forehead.

“Worship in Spirit and in Truth.” John 4:23
These words echoed in my head as I glanced around the room. This is what it’s all about; living fully
surrendered to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I sought out many faces, some believers and some not.
“Lord, open our eyes to Your Word. Change us, Father!” I prayed silently within my heart as tears ran
down my face.

During this quarantine time in Uganda we have reverted to meeting in my ministry families small grass
hut. As God brought to my attention John 4:23 one morning, the question of, “how does one worship in
Spirit and in Truth?”

I felt a small voice whispering in my ear, “let me take away the building and the lights and the musical
instruments. Let me take away the need to impress and let me remind you of who you believe in and
what I have done for you.”

Complete surrender; basking in His unending love and grace. This is what it is all about. Worship the Creator of the universe, the giver of love and life, the gracious and merciful King. He is worthy of our praise.

-Blog from IM Staff Megan Malin, working in Uganda.