Friday, December 5, 2008

Labor of Love

Last year, Michael and I went to the Behold the Lamb of God tour at our church. Of all the things we did during the Advent season, this event was the one that most helped me prepare my heart for Christmas. Behold the Lamb (subtitled "The True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ") tells the story of the coming of Christ, beginning in the Old Testament. If the tour comes near you, I would highly recommend going; it will be worth your money and your time.

Anyway, I haven't been much in the Christmas spirit this year. The Advent season sort of snuck up on me, and I still sort of feel like I'm in "survival mode" with the girls. But while I was doing some chores the other day, I started listening to the Behold the Lamb album; it really helped me focus my heart on His coming.

One of my favorite songs on the album is called "Labor of Love". It's about the literal birth of Christ, Mary's labor of love; it's absolutely beautiful. I can't listen to it without crying. Anyway, I just wanted to share it here... I know you'll love it. Enjoy!


Lauren Limón said...

I haven't felt much Christmas spirit either...decorations in storage, family far away, concentrating so much on baby. Last year we went to Costa Rica for Christmas so we basically skipped it then too.

But what a great, great song/video! Thanks for sharing that! I think you need a disclaimer though: **You WILL cry, hard, especially if you are high on hormones!

PS...pressure=effacement eh? good to know. I have intermittent intense pressure, let's say 60-70% of the time. Good to know.

Anonymous said...

I definitely would like to have this cd...and would so enjoy hearing this live. HE IS THE REASON that we celebrate this season...this song brings me back to a right place in my heart. Thank you, my darling, for sharing this with us all. your mama

allison said...

What a beautiful song. Thank you for sharing.