When you want to listen to the most beautiful rendition of this very spiritual Christmas song, please take your time and listen all the way through. Maybe listen to it twice, once with your eyes closed and again with them open to watch the faces of those in the audience.
There is no way to fathom the intensity of emotion for a woman (or for her man) who heard God’s voice telling her she was to bear a child and that He would be the Son of God. So I won’t go there…but if I could speak to Mary I would want her to know how I feel about her as a mother.
If you will listen to these words and allow yourself for even a moment to try to comprehend the meaning of this, it may change your perspective on faith, on God as the giver of life because He loves us and wants a relationship with us, on why Christmas is exciting and special, and help you see that Easter is the ultimate follow up to the celebration of Christ’s birth.
Whatever your background or beliefs I hope you will read this and LISTEN with an open mind and share it in the spirit intended. You may not want to trust in or to receive something so simple and meaningful from God, but at least let your questions surface and seek out answers from someone you feel safe talking with.
In my role as advocate and catalyst for change expands I’m getting to know more about why people believe what they believe, how they show it or do not; and I also respect your freedom to choose your beliefs and to express them (or not). So I’m open to discussion and welcome you to join in as we engage our community in talks about faith, religious freedom, spirituality and managing life’s challenges, about where God is in all this mess…where He is in our successes and accomplishments, and how we reconcile our work, choices and political stances with our beliefs.
For now, please listen, share and make the most of this Christmas and holiday season!