A worship leader and friend from North Point Music has released a free single on noisetrade called Hallelujah (Hope for Hallie). You can download the song for free here: http://noisetrade.com/caseydarnell. The following description was written by Casey explaining the song. If this doesn’t wreck you… I don’t know what will.
In June 2011, Chris & Katie Green received news that no expecting parent wants to hear. Their baby would be the 1 in 16,000 that has Trisomy 13, a fatal chromosomal abnormality. This began a journey of hope & heartbreak until December 19, when Hallie Lynn Green beat the odds & was born!
Though the road would be hard, the Green’s faith in God’s bigger purposes held strong. Because of this, their journey was shared with tens of thousands on their blog, becoming a source of hope & encouragement for others during the Christmas season.
On Christmas Eve 2011, Hallie left the safety of her mother’s arms to be in the arms of Jesus. This song “Hallelujah” was inspired by her life & their journey. Hallie is short for “Hallelujah,” meaning “Praise the Lord.”
Proceeds from your donation go to Katie’s not-for-profit org called “Hope From Hallie,” helping moms who lose their babies, create lasting memories by providing custom, unique jewelry of their baby’s hand-, foot-, or finger-prints.
I can’t even imagine what it feels like to lose a child, especially so young. But the hope the Green family has is beyond measure and I praise God for people like them who truly shine in our world.
Thanks for sharing Casey.