A Melody Within, Refreshing Like the Breath of Heaven

I had to step out and away for at least a moment. Like the breath of heaven, fresh air would do my restless spirit good. A bit of sunshine might dry my tears.

As I walked past the meadow and beneath the canopy of pine, a melody played over and over in my spirit. I couldn’t recall any words to match the music, but the melody I recognized. Wiping my tears I said, Lord, what is this song? Why have you brought it to my attention?

The Melody Continued to Play

I walked a little farther. The fragrance of the wild primrose wafted through the air as the gentle breeze tousled their blush-colored bouquets. I could hear birds and bunnies scooting through the underbrush as I passed. A blue jay chattered in the distance.

And the melody continued to play.

An early summer breeze came from the north and blew across my face. I stopped and tilted my head toward heaven, and closed my eyes. Deep in my spirit came the words to the melody and I began to sing: 

Breath of heaven, 
Hold me together, 
Be forever near me.
Breath of heaven. 

That was it! Mary’s Song, Breath of Heaven was the song rolling around and through my heart.

breath of heaven hold me together

I stood in awe. Then I remembered more words: 

Breath of heaven, 
Lighten my darkness, 
Pour over me Your holiness,
For You are holy.
Breath of heaven.

Breath of Heaven, Breathe on Me

Fresh tears streamed down my cheeks. The embrace of God’s Presence soothed me and beckoned me to focus on Him once again. I hurried home, anxious to find the song on YouTube and search the words for meaning. 

In the song, Mary is overcome with the realization that the Holy Child is within her. The journey is frightening. The burden is great. She questions why the Lord chose her to carry His Son and, if in a world as cold as stone, why must she walk alone? Mary implores the Lord to help her be strong.

We, too, carry the Christ Child – the Resurrected Lord – within us. We are called [chosen] to carry His Light into the cold corners of a darkened world. We are called [chosen] to overflow with His love into a broken and hurting world. We are called [chosen] to be holy as He is holy.

We are chosen to carry the light of Christ into the darkened corners of the world.

But it isn’t easy, this journey. It’s frightening when the way seems confusing, and the flesh is weak, and everything inside screams for reprieve from the burden of His plan. And yet, like Mary, we walk on in total surrender bathed in trust and wonder because we love our Father God.

He is amazing, isn’t He?

I’m thankful for the breath of heaven that breathes new life into His hurting children. I’m thankful for the One who sent His Son Jesus to lighten our darkness and hold us together.

God Gives Breath to His People

Breath of Heaven, I offer all I am for the mercy of your plan. Please help me be strong.

“Thus says God the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it, and spirit to those who walk on it: “I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the  people…’” ~ Isaiah 42:5-6



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