Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Tonight at the Christmas Eve service at church we sang a song about Mary, the Mother of Jesus. I was struck by the down-to-earth poignancy of her words, and realized how meaningful they are for us today. I believe that her words in this song should be our words too, all year long ...
Breath of Heaven:
I have traveled many moonless nights,
Cold and weary, with a babe inside.
And I wonder what I've done. Holy Father, You have come
And chosen me now to carry Your Son.
I am waiting in a silent prayer. I am frightened by the load I bear.
In a world as cold as stone, must I walk this path alone?
Be with me now. Be with me now.
Breath of Heaven, hold me together, be forever near me, Breath of Heaven.
Breath of Heaven, lighten my darkness,
Pour over me Your holiness, for You are holy, Breath of Heaven.
Do You wonder, as You watch my face, if another should have had my place?
But I offer all I am for the mercy of Your plan.
Help me be strong. Help me be. Help me.