It’s Christmas time and one of the Lord’s greatest servants doesn’t get equal time with the birth of our Lord. Of course, I’m talking about Mary! Just think, and put yourself in her shoes a minute. You are young, probably only teen-aged, betrothed to be married, and this Angel appears and tells you that of all the people on earth you are chosen to carry God’s son. I don’t know about you, but I’d be really freaked out. Mary only said:
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her. (Luke 1:38)
I’m sure that Mary had some rough days ahead. Carrying this baby for nine months and traveling to Bethlehem. What if Mary had refused. We can’t even conceptualize that now, 2000 years later. She was the perfect servant, even though I would bet she had her moments of doubt.
Breath Of Heaven sung by Amy Grant is a hauntingly beautiful song. It just puts Mary’s position in perspective. It helps that the images in this video is from the movie “Nativity Story”. Just a warning, this song always makes me cry.