He walks around the stage, very light – as one who has engaged the vanity of the world, and understands the primacy of the One who first called him.
Donnie McClurkin spent the week in Nigeria, on radio, on social media – pushing local acts, singing the praise of the other foreign acts, making personal connections with everyone he met and picking interest in random people.
And on stage yesterday, he was the exact same, whether he was connecting with the crowd by singing along in Yoruba and Igbo, immersing himself in the worship songs composed by Nathaniel Bassey or spending the time backing other acts up and actively promoting them, instead of himself.
Christians call that a broken person. One with nothing else to prove but sacrifices of praise to his creator.
And it was a thoroughly beautiful thing to watch.
If his humility is an act, then it is a practiced one and surely one must take such beautiful practice over the most sincere arrogance.
People who actively kill self, promote others, are eager to make a personal connection and above all, come to a place of worship emptied of everything, are such a rarity to see these days, even sadly in the House of God.
We want to be like you, Donnie. Oh, so help us God.
Take a look around.
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