Do Not Worry

Many things have been happening on the island recently… birthdays, new projects, and new team members. We have also been preparing to host a missionary retreat starting next week. But while all of this has been going on, Ladis and the other guys spend most of their days in the studio, creating and recording new songs. They are slowly learning the in’s and out’s of everything that goes into recording music. I want to share with you one of their latest creations.

Kaza Miasa Loha (Do Not Worry – or – Do Not Be Anxious) comes from the end of Matthew 6, where Jesus is in the middle of a big speech to his disciples on the nature of life in the kingdom. Ladis came to me a few weeks back and said he wanted to write a song from this section of Matthew; he wanted to make sure he understood the main point of the passage, so we looked at it together. This passage really comes alive in a village context, where some of our neighbors literally may not have something to eat, or drink, or clothes to wear tomorrow. Life here is a day-to-day, do-what-you-can-to-get-by existence for MANY people, and Ladis sees this passage from Matthew as an important one to encourage his fellow new believers. Here is Kaza Miasa Loha, with the lyrics below:

Do Not Worry

Our Father in heaven already knows our needs

Our Father in heaven already knows the plans in our minds

Do not worry about tomorrow

We grow in our faith by trusting in God

Do not worry about life

About the clothes you wear, or the food you eat

Or your life itself, or what you willdrink

He will provide you with these things, do not worry

Refrain:

Seek first the kingdom of heaven

And His righteousness

And these things will be provided for you

All of them, He will provide you with these things

Our Father already knows our needs

Our Father already knows the plans in our minds

Do not worry about tomorrow

We grow in our faith by trusting in God

We become people of faith by trusting in God

Do not worry about life

About the clothes you wear, or the food you eat

Or your life itself, or what you willdrink

He will provide you with these things, do not worry

Kaza Miasa Loha

Fa hain’ny Baba an-dagnitry agny raha ilaigny

Fa hain’ny Baba an-dagnitry agny raha kasaigny

Aza miasa loha amin’ny amaray

Hitombo finoagna atsika hatoky Zagnahary

Aza miasa loha amy fahignana

Ndray lamba sikinigny, ndray hany ahoanigny

Ndray vatagnategna zegny, ndray rano giahigny

Amiagnanao fagnampiny, k’aza miasa loha ehhhh

Refrain:

Tsakaraha antsendriky ny fanjakan’ny lagnitry

Ndraiky fahamarignananany

Fa amiagnanao fagnampiny

Jiaby, amiagnanao fagnampiny jiaby

Fa hain’ny Baba raha ilaigny

Fa hain’ny Baba raha kasaigny

Aza miasa loha amin’ny amaray

Hitombo finoagna atsika hatoky Zagnahary

Ho manam-pinoagna atsika hatoky Zagnahary

Aza miasa loha amy fahignana

Ndray lamba sikinigny, ndray hany ahoanigny

Ndray vatagnategna zegny, ndray rano giahigny

Amiagnanao fagnampiny, k’aza miasa loha ehhhh