God sets the lonely in families, He leads out the prisoners with singing...
Show Hope posted this verse on their Facebook page today. I had used the first part of the verse many times during our adoption, specifically with our Both Hands Project--God sets the lonely in families. However, I had not paid any attention to the next phrase--He leads out the prisoners with singing. After reflecting on this verse this morning, I recalled how our children were referred to as "inmates" repeatedly throughout the adoption.
And then I remembered our glorious drive away from the iron gates of the orphanage. As we pulled away, Ajay and Smita never looked back. They sat comfortably in our arms and lifted their voices with the most beautiful singing all the way to the hotel! They were set free! God is so good!
(I have no idea what they were singing or what the words mean, but it was beautiful to our ears.)