Ben Goodgame and Zeke Mitchell came into the studio yesterday and sang like champs. They gave their all for 2 hours straight, singing on 4 different songs.
Oh, and they are both 9 years old.
And, they are both from Ethiopia!
Ben and Zeke have been friends for as long as they can remember. On the night my son Ben (and I) arrived home to America, Zeke was one year old and waiting with his family in our front yard. The Mitchells (and a bunch of other families) sang hymns and prayed for us as Ben began his new life in Tennessee, leaving behind his old life in an Ethiopian orphanage.
Both of these boys were born into a struggle. The first two years of Ben’s life were filled with more hardship than all my 43 years put together. And yet, their struggle is the same as mine. Their struggle is the same as yours.
Here is Paul, in his epic letter to the Ephesians.
Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground…
And here is Ben and Zeke, puttin’ on the armor…
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