Breath of Heaven

The first Christmas that my husband and I were married, we sent out Christmas cards with a message that I will always remember. The cards had a picture of an angel flying above Baby Jesus in the manger, placing a kiss on his precious baby cheek. The inscription read:

Tiny Breath of Heaven, How We Love You So.

I have always been profoundly moved by the concept of the Christ Child as a breath of heaven: the sacred, breath of life that is sweet, gentle and renewing.

Much is written this time of year about experiencing the true meaning of the Christmas season. It is far enough into December, that you have probably read several such articles. I’m not quite sure why, but this Advent season, God has reminded me repeatedly that it was through the coming of Christ, as a tiny baby, that God clothed himself in humanity and experienced the trials and triumphs and challenges of human existence. It is because God so loved the world that he sent his only Son; not only to die but to LIVE. So that whatever trial, whatever emotion, whatever challenge we face, we may rest assured, He understands. My eyes this Advent are upon the anniversary of the coming of the Lord to share in my human existence. I would invite you to close your eyes, and think of the heaviest burden you carry, and then feel the true miracle of Christmas; that the One who loves you more than you can possibly imagine, was born to earth to understand your walk, to empathize, to reconcile you to God the Father, and to be your Savior.

Oh tiny Breath of Heaven, how we love you so.
Peace and Blessings this Christmas season.


  1. This brought tears to my eyes Erin. During such a hectic time of year it is easy to forget the real reason we are celebrating. Thanks for reminding me! 🙂 {hugs}

  2. I love those thoughts….why is it so hard to remember everyday that he knows us, loves us incredibly, and carries our burdens?? I guess that is why we need relationships, to keep reminding each other that He understands and He has saved us. 🙂

  3. I think we must make it hard, I don’t think it’s meant to be. But the fact that it is hard makes the reward even better?

  4. I have enjoyed browsing your blog. You have some beautiful photos and I love your dog!


  5. i found you via simply seleta. it seems we have much in common. i think we would make great blog friends, ha! have a merry Christmas!

  6. This is a beautiful post!

    I came over from Seleta’s blog to give you a BIG Congratulations, for winning!!

    I enjoyed visiting your blog and will be back!

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