This past Sunday the women at church had a special Christmas program with music and treats. I was asked to introduce the song “Breath of Heaven.” I’m pretty sure I wasn’t asked to talk about this song because of my outstanding spirituality, but for other obvious reasons.
(Kind of like the time I got cast as the Little Red-Haired girl in the 5th grade production of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.) I’ll spare you the muddled and entirely inadequate thoughts I shared about Mary and her role in our Savior’s life, but wanted to share a couple of things this pregnant mom was reminded of while contemplating Mary’s life.
- Bringing children into the world (even “normal” ones) is a miracle.
- Even if having a baby doesn’t quite fit into life the way we’d planned, God knows best.
- No matter how scared or inadequate we may feel about our role as a parent (or anything else really), the Lord is always there to strengthen us if we turn to him.
- Motherhood really is a divine calling.