Saturday, January 25, 2014

Set Free and Singing

Psalm 68:6 
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.)


  1. Hi, I don't know you, but I stumbled across your blog somehow. I am not Gujrati, but I am Indian and I have many Gujrati friends. I understood what they were singing and saying, so I thought I would translate it for you. Here's the first song they were humming.
    Then she said, "sing the other one" so he started with another one. But she stopped him because that wasn't the one she had in mind. then I think she said something like "how does it go..." and started singing it herself. He joined in.
    This is the one they sang:


    I personally think the many of the songs kids get exposed to are extremely age-inappropriate in India. But the kids don't understand what they are singing (Thank God). You'll see what I mean if you watch the videos.

    Kudos to your family, you're doing great!