I Want a “Mary” Heart For Christmas

I want a Mary heart for Christmas

One that loves You, Jesus, enough

To sit at your feet more often

To wait on You, to grow through

The trials of faith, the tests of love,

The hardships I may be called to.

I want a Mary heart for Christmas

The kind that trades tradition

For knowing You, for following

Regardless of what others do.

I want a Mary heart for Christmas

To know that You’re right there

That I can run to You night or day

With the most frivolous care.

I want a Mary heart for Christmas

This heart is helpless alone.

It tries to save itself, to live and love,

To give, to serve –

Yet it’s unfulfilling, empty –

Simply strife on its own…

I want a Mary heart for Christmas

To feel Your presence near

To touch just Your robe, Jesus

And in the silence hear

“You’re okay, child. Just the way you are.

Though you try and run – I am never far.

You’re okay, dear one. I love you endlessly.

The world is coming to its home:

One day we’ll be together; faith is to wait and see.

You’re okay, child, relax. For you I’ve many plans;

they’re to trust me, to love me –

You’re safe within My hands!

You’re okay, sweet child. There’s nothing greater you could do

Than come unto me and sit awhile,

And find rest in the Truth.”


“Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my burden is easy and my yoke is light.” Matthew 11:28-30


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