Back in December of 2014, my oldest daughter’s school choir sang “Baba Yetu”. I accompanied the choir as the drums joined in with the piano and voices in a January performance of it. As a group of people share this song, it explodes on stage and ignites tremendous passion. The song plays in the video above as the lighted Dubai Fountain is synchronized to the song. It is a Swahili song which means “Our Father”. The lyrics are the words from “The Lord’s Prayer” spoken in Swahili. Since Swahili is spoken in East Africa and East Africa is known as “The cradle of civilization”, it made me so aware of the involvement of God in all the Earth as beautiful voices rang out from various parts of the Earth. The voices share our reliance on God as He orchestrates each moment of our lives.
The song, “Baba Yetu” translates into “The Lord’s Prayer”:
Our Father, Who is in heaven,
Hallowed is Your Name;
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done,
on Earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For yours is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever.
These words in this prayer were the ones I used to pray for my friend, Margot. She and her husband were heading to India in December of 2014 to start the process of having a surrogate mother carry their baby in India. Through Margot’s blog posts, I have been able to share in each step of their miracle child. Each week, Margot has updated her blog to let us know how big the baby is growing and to share her journey. I am so excited to say that Margot and her family plan to travel to India tomorrow to await to birth of this child.
My friend and her husband have held on to faith in God throughout their journey to have children. I wanted to again share the song as a way to send off my friends on the journey of a lifetime. Their hearts are full of Hope and in awe of how God has orchestrated the creation and growth of their baby in India.
I join my friends as they hold on to Hope and Faith in the One who works all things for our good, our Father in heaven.