With One Breath He Came…

Two years ago I welcomed my daughter, Scarlett, into the world. Since she is my first child I was able to spend all day every day just watching her and soaking in the mystery of her being. I spent hours in awe of the tiniest things about her. Her breathing, the flutter of her eyes, her yawns, the slow uncurling of her fingers, each of these things I watched in wonder. It’s with no great surprise that, when I started working on my Christmas record, I would be reminded that my God came in a very similar package. Mary delivered Jesus alone. She had no midwife, no nurses, no mother or sister nearby to help her with what was probably the most painful and difficult experience she had ever encountered. I can only imagine that when she held him in her arms and saw that he was a perfect, warm, yawning, soft, baby boy she sat in awe of Him. This tiny child was the hope of the world. With that very first breath Jesus started a journey that would one day end at the cross. Those tiny hands would one day be touching and healing. That yawning mouth would one day be calming storms and casting out demons. Those fluttering eyes would one day look to heaven and say “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” It all started with one breath. One tiny little gasping intake of air and our rescue had begun.

Below I am attaching the lyrics and recording of the song I wrote for my Christmas record called “There Is A Star.” The full Christmas CD is called “With One Breath He Came” and you can buy it here. Also you can read what I wrote about this CD in the blog titled “Christmas Music…” .

Listen here: There Is A Star

There Is A Star

There is a star that will lead us to You
Here in the dark we are searching for You

Chorus 1:
And there as a baby You are
Our hope in Your heart
Hope in Your heart

There as a child You lay
Our life in Your hands
Clutched in Your hands

Verse 2:
There is a cross that will lead us to You
Here though were lost we are longing for You

Verse 3:
There in the sky we will glory in You
Here in our hearts we are bursting with You

Chorus 2:
Cause there as a Savior you are
With hope in Your heart
Our hope in Your heart

Here as our Savior You’ve come
Our souls You have won
Our lives You have won


About sarah macintosh

I am Sarah MacIntosh, formerly the lead singer for a band called Chasing Furies. I am a writer. Some writing has melody some doesn't. Some writing is for myself and some is for others. The songs tend to bubble up inside for quite some time and eventually burst out later with or without a guitar in my hand. Recently there have been towering highs and plummeting lows in my life all which have been carefully guarded by my Savior, Jesus. It is these things that have been written about on scraps of paper, tattered journals, and my faithful mac laptop. These words jotted down have swirled around in my head until they have finally come out of my mouth in melody. Melody and words have joined together and are now being carefully placed and suspended in time on tracks that will eventually be a cd. I will crack the door so that you can see what has been written... here and there...in a plane...in a hotel... View all posts by sarah macintosh

2 responses to “With One Breath He Came…

  • Jon

    What a great song! I heard this on the radio yesterday.. the song came on just as I was parking. It’s a good thing I stopped to listen before shutting off the car. Through the magic of technology, the MP3 album was mine from Amazon within 2 minutes of hearing it. 🙂

    Have a great Christmas!

  • Meggie Ulrich

    Sarah – I am sitting at my desk this afternoon listening to “with one breath He came” and it is keeping me in such a wonderful mood. I told my kids that the traditional Christmas songs, like “O Come All Ye Faithful” resonate in a completely different way for me this year. Thank you so much for the beautiful music you’ve recorded and shared with so many.

    I hope you and your family have a Merry and Blessed Christmas!

    God bless you,


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