Aaron Ivey: Between the Beauty & Chaos

Adoptive-dad and worship-leader, Aaron Ivey, (along with bandmate, and fellow adoptive-dad, Steven Bush) have just released a new album, “Between the Beauty & Chaos.” I highly recommend it.

The songs center around “God’s faithfulness and beauty, and the church’s response to injustice, poverty, and orphans. The 10 song album reflects a heart for the Kingdom of God here and now, between the beauty and the chaos.”

That is some good stuff to be singing about!

It is hard to pick out a favorite song but a few that I really love are “The Name”, and their versions of “It is Well” and “How Great Thou Art.”  The most powerful song for me is “Amos Story” – about their son they are adopting in Haiti. If you know Haiti you know that not many adoptions are happening. Their son is there waiting for them. They are able to go visit but they are waiting on the government to process paperwork. It has been a long and incredibly difficult process. I know only a small taste of that as we wait to bring our son home from Uganda. I love these lines:

“I’ll find a way to get you here if it takes every breath,
another sunrise hits the ground and its a dark lonely sight.
Light years away, I hope you know there is somebody searching for a way to get you here.
I will get you here!”

You can buy the album on iTunes and Amazon. Be sure to check out Aaron’s website, including the justice section highlighting ABBA Fund and some other great organizations making a difference.

“It seems chaos is everywhere.  Tragedy, hunger, brokenness, and darkness can be found around every corner.  From our backyards to the shores of distant countries, the need for the Light of Christ has never been more apparent.  And with this hope that we have in Christ, chaos becomes beauty.” – Aaron Ivey

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