The angel told her,“Don’t be afraid, Mary. You have found favor with God. You will become pregnant, give birth to a Son, and name Him Jesus. He will be a great man and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of his ancestor David. Your Son will be King of Jacob’s people forever, and His kingdom will never end.” Luke 1:30-33 (GOD’S WORD translation)
To be visited by an angel and to have received the message that Mary received would seem overwhelming at best. But Mary’s response to this message was the very reason that she was chosen by God: “I am the Lord’s servant. Let everything that you’ve said happen to me.” (Luke 1:38 GWT)
I first heard “Breath of Heaven” years ago. I am a huge Amy Grant fan and in this song, she vocalized all the things that Mary may have “pondered in her heart.” Oh, that I should ponder more things and keep my mouth shut. Oh, that I would realize that because of my salvation, each day I have the “Breath of Heaven” in me.
Breath of Heaven (Amy Grant)