Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Orphan's Lullaby (Written by Anadara Arnold and Scott Faircloff)

Here is what the creator of the video shares of the story behind this song by Anadara (herself)

"Scott and I pictured an orphaned child lying in bed and looking out their window as we wrote this song. We wanted to convey a sense of hope amidst helplessness. As the child's imagination soars across the rooftops and up to the moon, she prays to God to lift her out of her loneliness. We tried to crawl inside a child's skin and write to God in youthful images and words. Perhaps it is a child's innocence and helplessness that leaves us so burdened for the fatherless and motherless. Perhaps it is living in our own skin that helps us identify! At times, I find that all of us know shades of the orphan's experience, even when we are nestled within the best churches and families. Everyone can identify with an orphan's loneliness and fears of the future. 

The song, Orphan's Lullaby, is a cry of the heart during times of such desperation. It is written for the seasons when we must reach for the hope and confidence of our adoption. As believers we dream of a way to cross a bridge to a new life in Christ and we cling to a Savior that collects our tears in a bottle (Psalm 56:8). 


You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.
- Psalm 56:8

So it is fitting that the promise for the orphan is my hope as well: 

Romans 8:15(NIV) says, "..we did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry "Abba, Father"."


Cathy said...

Praying for all the precious little children, orphans everywhere ~

Jill said...

Dear Peggy,

I visited your blog today and want to say thank you for what you are doing to make people aware of the hope that so many need. May God bless your work on Missions. I can't find another way to contact you, so I' adding this as a comment. I hope that's OK.

I am currently looking for people who would be interested in hosting information on my new book, Don't Forget to Pack the Kids: Short-Term Missions for Your Whole Family. I have seen the impact hands-on mission has on kids, who then grow into people with hearts for mission and compassion. It's my goal and passion to make families aware that they can serve together and not wait until the “time is right.” I also strongly feel that the youth who are leaving the church in droves can find relevance that will keep them walking with God if they are empowered to serve.

There are several options to fit what works for your blog. I can send an interview with the author, a short description of the book, an excerpt, and/or a free book to give away.

I love to see others working in this area and letting God use them to bring attention to what we can do together with the rest of the world. I hope we can work together.

God's blessings,
Jill Richardson

Don't Forget to Pack the Kids: Short-Term Missions for Your Whole Family-

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