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It's amazing, music's power to transport you. I was still in a church kitchen in Louisville with a pineapple stem in one hand and a knife in the other, but in my mind I was at a German youth camp.
Every day we taught English, ran workshops, hung out with teenagers. Every night we lit a huge bonfire and gathered 'round, playing games, singing songs, roasting food on sticks (and discovering that Nutella can be added to ANYTHING). I would watch as my students and staff split off in conversations with the campers, sharing their hearts and encouraging their new German friends.
Our favorite bonfire song was "Das privileg zu sein" ("The Privilege of Being"). The chorus roughly translates, "He is still doing wonders, hour after hour, day after day." That's what we saw him do in Germany. That's what he's doing right now – in my life, in yours, in the world.
It's a privilege, indeed, to be alive, to be part of the wonders he's doing, hour after hour, day after day.