Sunday Blessing: Breath of Heaven
December 4, 2011, 9:00 am
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Sunday Blessing: Breath of Heaven

Amy Grant has been an icon in the music business for over 30 years. She broke new ground for the genre of Christian music and has reached millions with her honest heart and soulful lyrics. The song that I am using as a blessing for this second week of Advent has always been a heart tugger for me. I have heard this sung, I have sung it myself and the words never cease to remind me what a brave and strong-willed child Mary must have been. This year it causes me to think that this could have been Jessie, she is about the age they think Mary was. What would I have done as her mother? Would I believe her story?

Mary’s story is all of our story because we have all been in a place where we wonder if can bear the load that God has chosen for us. We all have felt outcast and alone. We have all doubted in our ability to be the person God wants us to be. We all need the breath of Heaven. As we anticipate His birth let us all remember it is His breath that holds us together.

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
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
Light up my darkness
Pour over me your holiness
For you are holy

Breath of heaven

Do you wonder as you watch my face
If a wiser one 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


Breath of heaven
Breath of heaven
Breath of heaven


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Love this, isn’t Christmas without this song….

Comment by kflaker

so true Kathi, missing you

Comment by Kari

Love this song! Along with Emmanuel & El Shaddai, she is a wonderful artist with an amazing gift. :0)

Comment by Cathy Walther

Cathy, you are so right on with those other two, but the one that always brings back the memories of high school days for me is “friends” with Michael W. Smith

Comment by Kari

Love this song! Thanks for the reminder.

Comment by Transitioning Mom

you are welcome! Have a great week

Comment by Kari

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