This has become one of my favorite Christmas songs. Written from Mary’s perspective, it so beautifully captures the range of emotions she felt when realizing she was carrying the Son of God.
One of my favorite lines is this –
“I am not brave, I’ll never be- the only thing my heart can offer is a vacancy. I’m just a girl, nothing more, but I am willing- I am Yours…”
May we all make room in our hearts for Him. Be Born in me.
Be Born in Me (Mary’s Song)
Everything inside me cries for order
Everything inside me wants to hide
Is this shadow an angel or a warrior
If God is pleased with me, why I am I so terrified
Someone tell me I am only dreaming
Somehow help me see with Heaven’s eyes
And before my head agrees, my heart is on it’s knees
Holy is He. Blessed am I.
Be born in me, be born in me
Trembling heart, somehow I believe that You chose me
I’ll hold you in the beginning, You will hold me in the end
Every moment in the middle, make my heart your Bethlehem
Be born in me
All this time we’ve waited for the promise
All this time You’ve waited for my arms
Did You wrap yourself inside the unexpected
So we might know that Love would go that far?
I am not brave
I’ll never be
The only thing my heart can offer is a vacancy
I’m just a girl
But I am willing, I am Yours
*written by Nichole Nordeman
*originally sung by Francesca Battestelli