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The Songs of Christmas, Christmas Devotional #22

Breath of Heaven

Breath of Heaven, hold me together
Be forever near me, Breath of Heaven
Breath of Heaven, light my darkness
Pour over me, your holiness, for you're holy
Breath of Heaven

The Lord is my light and salvation - whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?   -Psalm 27:1 NIV

So many of us hold Mary, the mother of Jesus, in a very high esteem because she was chosen by God to carry His Son and bring Him into the world. It was the greatest task anyone has ever been given. Even though we hold Mary in high esteem, it’s important to remember that she was a normal person just like us. In fact, she probably battled fear as much if not more so than most people. She was an unmarried teenager that found herself miraculously pregnant after an angel told her she would give birth to the Messiah. She was probably afraid of the great task that God had given her and dealt with fear from the backlash she and Joseph received because of the unique pregnancy. She was probably battled fear on their long journey to Jerusalem as she was nine months pregnant and taking a long journey on a donkey. Despite her fear, however, she remained faithful to God and the task they were given.

The song Breath of Heaven gives us a prayer that Mary most likely prayed asking God to hold her together, be near her, and to light her darkness. How many times have you prayed a similar prayer? Christmas is a joyous time, but the reality is that for many of us, it’s hard to experience that joy in the midst of all the turmoil and trials that are happening around us. Just as God protected and guided Mary through a difficult time, allow Him to guide you this Christmas. Pray and share with Him what troubles your spirit and allow Him to restore the joy of Christmas within you by holding you together, being forever near you, and lighting your darkness.

Questions:
What trials are you enduring currently that's robbing you of the joy of Christmas?
What are some things you can do to reclaim joy and hope in your life?
 
 

Find all the devotionals from, Carols: A Christmas Devotional reading plan available at YouVersion.com, used with permission of lifechurch.tv

Posted on Dec 22, 2017 4:28:00 AM by Hans Rasmussen in Christmas, in The Songs of Christmas

Hans Rasmussen

Written by Hans Rasmussen

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