Friday, January 11, 2013

Our Theme Song, aka Air Guitar & Purple Paint Powder

I posted this video on Facebook a few weeks ago but I want to share it again here with a little more explanation for why Trent and I can't watch it enough times, why we have been singing bits and pieces of this song for weeks, why we have been mimicking synchronized electric guitar jumps and drum crescendos, why we are considering buying paint powder and having a rainbow celebration on a beach... Ok maybe not that last one, but I have found myself wondering where you buy that stuff.

Please take a moment to watch this music video.  Even if you don't have as much of a place in your heart for adoption, orphan care and foster care as we do, just watch it for the smiles and the unspeakable joy found on these sweet faces.  (If the video won't play in this post, double click on the video title to open it in another window.)

For those of you who can't watch the video at the moment (or are skipping over it despite me urging you to watch it!) here are the lyrics:

Little hands, shoeless feet, lonely eyes looking back at me
Will we leave behind the innocent to grieve
On their own, on the run, when their lives have only begun
These could be our daughters and our sons
And just like a drum I can hear their hearts beating
I know my God won't let them be defeated
Every child has a dream to belong and be loved

Boys become kings, girls will be will be queens
Wrapped in your majesty
When we love, when we love the least of these
Then they will be brave and free
Shout your name in victory
When we love, when we love the least of these

Break our hearts once again
Help us to remember when
We were only children hoping for a friend
Won't you look around
These are the lives that the world has forgotten
Waiting for doors of our hearts and our homes to open


If not us, who will be
Like Jesus to the least of these
If not us, tell me who will be
Like Jesus to the least of these


We will love the least of these
We will love the least of these...

This has become our theme song.  I first heard it on the radio a few weeks ago and immediately looked it up on Youtube when I got home so Trent could listen to it too.  We love it.  It sums up what we believe in, what we are trying to do, what we want our lives to be about. We will love the least of these. Even amidst the frustration of losing our agency and finding our whole foster care plan on pause, this song has been a source of joy and encouragement for us.  

I want you to ask yourself the challenging question that this song asks:  If not us, who will be like Jesus to the least of these?  If not YOU, who will be like Jesus to the least of these?

While you are pondering that, don't mind us. We're just over here smiling, singing, playing air guitar and throwing imaginary purple powder into the air...

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