Trying to get a site up to promote musicians who have not yet been signed in the Praise & Worship genre: http://www.praiseandworshipsongs.net . The focus is to highlight praise and worship songs that have a strong story behind the lyrics. Here is the first song, written & sung by my sister, Amy Henning. Thanks for listening. Please pass the message along about Human Trafficking.
The first song to be featured on this site tackles an issue near to my heart–human trafficking. While to most of us, human trafficking is unfathomable, to others, it is even more unfathomable that no one ever sees past their tear stained face to realize the true bondage dictating their everyday lives. I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard others comment about how they just don’t “get it.” “How in the world can someone be “lured” into an existence of underground slavery?” While I’ve never met anyone who has lived through human trafficking to tell the story, I know there are survivors out there as well as victims who are still longing to be heard. I know what it’s like to get caught in a net of confusion and manipulation, unable to break free, for fear that you won’t be able to make it on your own. I’ve never been “sold” into slavery, but can understand what it’s like to have no way out. Think of your most desperate moment in time and then imagine if you had never seized the opportunity to escape, if you were never able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. While the subjects of coercion and manipulation are easier for me to comprehend, I also feel God’s leading to do what I can to evoke an emotion with which others will feel compelled to ACT on ending this awful trend of profit at all costs.
“Open the Sea,” a worship song written and sung by Amy Henning is a powerful reminder of how God can bring multitudes out of slavery at one time, just like He did over 3,000 years ago with bringing the Israelites out of Egypt.
What will be YOUR role in parting the Red Sea to end modern day slavery?
- Human Trafficking in the US: Breaking news – legislation, crime & awareness (tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com)
- Google, Palantir, Salesforce Fight Human Traffickers (fastcompany.com)