The Aaron Ivey Band recently released a CD, Between the Beauty and The Chaos, with beautiful and power lyrics that express a heart centered on making Christ known in song and through lives consumed with making a difference throughout the world. The song that stands out to me above the others is Amos Story. The lyrics become so much more powerful when understanding the heart of the artist singing them. Aaron Ivey and his wife, Jamie, are and have been waiting to unite their family, as two of their children, Amos & Story, currently live in Haiti. The adoption process out of Haiti has been long and there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel that their two kids could come to their new home to daily be with the parents that love them.
The song expresses the desires of a father who would give anything to be with his children, it is the perfect expression of parents who go through the adoption process, which transfers a child from their current identity, and gives them a new identity inside of a new family. It’s permanent so the child is not simply an outside addition, but seen as the completion of the incomplete family without them.
Here’s the chorus
I’ll find a way to get you here
If it takes my fleeting breath
Another sunrise hits the ground
And it’s a dark lonely sight
Light years away I hope you know
There is a somebody searching
For the way to get you here
I will get you here
The song moves me because the desires expressed by these parents only reflect the story and heart of God, who loves His children so much that He would and did give His very breath through His Son’s death on a cross, so that He could adopt them as children to complete the family of God and unite them with a Father that loves them without condition.
If you only have $0.99, it will best be spent on hearing Amos Story on iTunes, but if you have a little bit more, buy the whole CD, it’s absolutely amazing.