Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Breath of Heaven

Did you ever notice how your life experiences affect the way you interpret certain songs? Breath of Heaven tells the nativity story from Mary's perspective. When I listen, I hear the story from my perspective. I am taken back to last Christmas when I was still expecting Ramsey. Like Mary, I wondered why I was chosen. I felt honored that God had selected me to have such a special child. Although Ramsey's fate was uncertain, I knew I would be provided the strength to handle the journey. I was frightened, but God held me together and ultimately, he presented Ramsey with the best gift of all...the Breath of Heaven. I thank Him for every blessed breath he takes.

Breath of Heaven Lyrics:

I have traveled
Many moonless night
Cold and Weary
With a babe inside
And I wonder
What I've done
Holy Father
You have come
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 holyness
For your holy Breath of Heaven

Do you wonder

As you watch my face
If a wiser one, should of had my place
But I offer-all I am
For the mercy-of your plan
Help me be strong
Help me be
Help me


  1. I know exactly what you mean about songs holding new meanings. This is perfect for you and Ramsey.:) I teared up a bit reading it. Have a great Christmas!

  2. I agree completely and was just listening to this song the other day and thinking how it applies to all of us CDH mamas.