10. You're Here by Francesca Battistelli
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A sweet song about Jesus’ mother, Mary, Francesca Battistelli belts out this anthem that peeks into her heart in the moment of Christ’s birth. Every mother wonders, when they gaze upon their child, what they will grow up to be. Mary knew, to an extent, exactly what Jesus had come to be: A fulfillment of prophesy.
“I’m staring into the face of my Savior, King and Creator,” captures in perfect gravity exactly what Mary must have felt as she held her sweet baby boy. Though Mary was just as ordinary as anyone else, her calling was extraordinary. Birth rides on a tidal wave of emotion that crests and rolls in with pressing relief as our babies take their first breath and cry. Battistelli plucks away at our hearts as we try to imagine what that could have possibly felt like to hear the Savior of the world utter His very first earthly cry.
The most endearing quality of our great God permeates through the sweet and tender way He choose ordinary people to be drawn miraculously close to Him through the birth of His Son. It’s a tear-jerking reminder that He is still the same. He loves each of us, individually, that immensely. “He could have left us here,” the song reminds. But instead, we celebrate Christmas, and a never-ending closeness with Him for all those who believe, for all time.
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Meg encourages others to seek Him first through her life as a stay-at-home mom, career as a freelance writer, teaching Emotimoms Weekly Bible Study, and leading the kids worship teams at her local church. She resides in a small, Northern lake town with her husband of ten years, two daughters, and their Goldendoodle. Meg writes about everyday life within the love of Christ on her blog, http://sunnyand80.org.