I have been back and forth to South Africa on business many times in the past five years. In travelling all over the country, from the wild Indian ocean on the Cape to the endless veldt in the Free State, I’ve grown to love the landscape and its people, many of whom have a deep and very personal faith.
There is also a strong choral tradition in South Africa, particularly in the townships, where sung close harmonies are incredibly distinctive. So, this Christmas, I think of my friends and colleagues in that beautiful, troubled country, and pray for their health and peace as we journey into 2021. And I’d like to share this traditional Christmas carol from Soweto.
This post from Julie is part of our online “Advent calendar”, taking us through to Christmas. You can see all the posts here.