Friday, December 17, 2010

Songs That Make Me Cry At Christmas Time

Christmas is a wonderful time of year... Not only is it the time to spend with your family and loved ones.. it's also a great time to shop AND everything is half off and then with your Kohl's cash and 20% off your entire purchase coupon you Save more.. it was funny the other day when Kara (my youngest) told me that I saved more than I spent.... still trying to calculate that one in my head...

Although Christmas time is a great season for giving - decorating... It is also a time to reflect on our Savior's birth... There are 3 songs that make me cry during this season... When I think about what happened over 2000 years ago... A young girl of 14 (my oldest daughter's age) finds herself pregnant with the Son of God... Here she is a virgin... engaged to be married to Joseph.... The gossip and ridicule she must have gone through... her husband doubting her purity... And I think about her age... The crazy changes in her body... her hormones going all all over the place... The fear of giving birth... The humble feeling of God choosing her to carry his Son....

The song Breath of Heaven is Mary talking to God about her fears... asking Him to calm her... Asking Him why her when there are others more wiser... But she trusts Him and gives Him her all..... That complete trust and love - is beautiful

The other song that makes me cry like a baby is Mary Did you Know... I first heard this song watching the Glory of Christmas.. These lyrics gives me goose bumps
Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God.

I wonder if Mary knew that the birth of her Son would change the world... would Save the world.... The enormity of His birth can not... could not be measured...

The last song is Oh Holy Night - mostly because it reminds me of my dad... It was his favorite song when I was little and when I sang it for him at a school production - he said he could hear me and how he loved it so much.. The lyrics "Fall on your knees - oh hear the Angel voices"....are enough to make my eyes well up...

Dad is in Heaven now...


  1. Mary Did You Know gets me every time!!!

  2. I love Oh Holy Night! It is one of my favorites!

  3. You and I share a love of the same music!
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