Breath of Heaven

Not my mantels, but these are pretty!

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17

December 18
Our driveway sensor sounded at 3AM, alerting us that a vehicle had come onto the property. By the time my husband was out of bed, it sounded again. Upon approaching our garage a motion detecting light comes on and it had most likely deterred whomever had driven through Shiloh's gates.  Moses (our bulldog) knows that three beeps on our burglar alarm mean a car is approaching.  He is quick to go to the door in hopes of it being one of his delivery buddies with a treat, so he was out the door to sniff out the middle of the night situation.
As we lay back down in bed, my husband's sweet breath blew down upon my face.  Even in the middle of the night his breath smells so pleasant.  Maybe it is because he eats a bowl of ice cream in bed each night before he falls asleep. Cherishing the moment in the stillness of the night, with Christmas lights burning on the mantle of our bedroom fireplace, I began to think about God's breath and Amy Grant's song, Breath of Heaven, came to mind.
Take 5 minutes for yourself and bask in these lyrics, remembering the real gift of the season.  Also, see if some of the lyrics, which I have highlighted, remind you of the situation in Newtown, CT.  May we continue to pray for the hurting hearts there.

Breath if Heaven (Mary's Song)

I have traveled many moonless nights

Cold and weary with a babe inside
And I wonder what I've done
Holy Father you have come
And chosen me now
To carry your son

I am waiting in a silent prayer
I am frightened by the load I bear
In a world as cold as stone
Must I walk this path alone
Be with me now
Be with me now

Breath of heaven
Hold me together
Be forever near me
Breath of heaven
Breath of heaven
Lighten my darkness
Pour over me your holiness
For you are holy
Breath of heaven

Do you wonder as you watch my face
If a wiser one should have had my place
But I offer all I am
For the mercy of your plan
Help me be strong
Help me be
Help me

 Is the gift of God's Word easily accessible in your home?  Grab it daily and let His love breath upon you.  Open it wherever you are this next week and breath refreshment upon those with whom you share this sacred time.