Monday, December 26, 2016

Be Born In Me

Daily Gratitude Year 4-Day 359: Today, I am grateful for the song, "Be Born In Me".

Francesca Bataselli sings it, but it was a the first song written by Nichole Nordeman for her project called "Songs from The Story". I am a huge fan of this project. Some songs never made the "hit charts" like this one, but it is full songs written from the stories we all know from Sunday School.  Familiar stories of those who found favor in the eyes of the Lord and survived tough times because God is greater than every struggle they ever woke up to face. 

This song, "Be Born In Me" speaks from the heart of a woman and a child. Mary was both. Listen to her version of "Thy will be done.". 

In Luke 1:38 , "And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

Can we grasp her thoughts and emotions when the angel was gone?

These song lyrics do:

Everything inside me cries for order
Everything inside me wants to hide
Is this shadow an angel or a warrior?
If God is pleased with me, why I am I so terrified?
Someone tell me I am only dreaming
Somehow help me see with Heaven's eyes
And before my head agrees, my heart is on it's knees
Holy is He. Blessed am I.

(Chorus)Be born in me, be born in me
Trembling heart, somehow I believe that You chose me
I'll hold you in the beginning, You will hold me in the end
Every moment in the middle, make my heart your Bethlehem
Be born in me

All this time we've waited for the promise
All this time You've waited for my arms
Did You wrap yourself inside the unexpected
So we might know that Love would go that far?

I am not brave
I'll never be
The only thing my heart can offer is a vacancy
I'm just a girl
Nothing more
But I am willing, I am Yours

Trembling in the presence of an angel of God. Realizing that the promise of the scriptures was coming true in her and through her. Surely, she felt overwhelmed, unqualified and out of her league. She was engaged to a carpenter... a good man, but common. How could she be qualified to carry the son of God in her womb. Yet, she accept and says, "Be Born In Me". Her life would never be the same.

Isn't it true that every new parent feels overwhelmed by the responsibility of a precious, new and fragile life that is dependent on you for everything? Terrifying, right? 

Mary... and Joseph...stepped up to say, "Let it be as you have said." The rest is more history than mystery, but with a supernatural element. Child of God and child of man... this baby born in Bethlehem. He waits for each of us to say, "I surrender my heart to your will and your way." "Be born in me... I won't wait another day."

I am not brave
I'll never be
The only thing my heart can offer is a vacancy

How I relate to that line! Take a step back in time and enjoy this video.  

Today, I am grateful for the song, "Be Born In Me".

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