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Not Only Mary's Song
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As I was driving to work this morning I was listening to the Christian radio station here in Orlando, Forida. And this song came on…a Christmas song I was familiar with. About a story I was very familiar with. It was "Breath of Heaven" (Mary’s Song). It’s a very beautiful song that I had heard a thousand times before. But this morning  I heard it in a new light.

You see I had never thought of the correlation there is between Mary, the mother of Jesus, and us. As I was listening to the words of this song so much of it rang true to my life. “Do you wonder as you watch my face if a wiser one, should have had my place?” I think a lot of us ask God that question. A lot of us wonder…are we really cut out for this God? For this awesome thing you want us to carry out? We second guess ourselves. We second guess our gifts and abilities that are God-given, God-blessed.

Mary Felt Unworthy

Mary was given the most important gift, the gift of bringing salvation to this world. And Mary felt unworthy. She felt she didn’t have it all together. She doubted her ability to follow through with what God had set in motion. But in the end Mary realized that she could only do this with what she had. She realized God had chosen her. She realized that salvation could only be brought into this world through God’s power and strength working in her life. So Mary offered all she was for the mercy of His plan.

Mary prayed for strength to push through her inabilities, her doubts, her unworthiness. And one cold Christmas night, thousands of years ago, salvation was born in the form of a beautiful, innocent baby boy. Not only to change Mary’s life forever but so that I, a simple girl, who was driving to work this morning could realize that I too am strong, I too can take a hold of this salvation, I too can bring salvation to those who need it the most. We all have a little of Mary in us…we dwell on our insecurities at times. At times we feel alone. At times we feel inadequate. But let us realize, just like Mary did, that God sees past all our insecurities, past all our doubts and sees the strength in us. He gives us the kind of strength that can radically change this world and radically change us forever!

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