Next Tuesday, February 7 will be the official release date for “Abby May” and “Little Child”, the latest singles from Leap. You can check out the links to see the video here and the feature box at All Access here. Though the songs were written at different times over the six years it took to make the album, both deal with the taking of innocence. “Abby May” was written about a girl who never felt she belonged. In the video for the song, she finds herself the merchandise for human traffickers. For reasons she does not understand, she becomes drawn to a church and wonders what would happen if she were to go inside. The song and video address the power of prayer, God’s redemption, and how the church family can impact people like Abby May who feel like outsiders.
“Little Child” is based on Matthew 19:14, where the people were trying to keep the children away from Jesus, and He told them to let them come to Him, “for such is the kingdom of God”. The song is set in the present day, with the narrator finding himself in a world where childlike faith is gone.
I hope the songs remind us that no matter what we may be going through, God sees us as His children (Romans 8:17) even though there may be many factors that try to keep us from this truth. It’s when we start seeing ourselves though His eyes that we can truly know and experience the life He has made for us…
Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. (Ephesians 1:4-5, NLT)