Canadian singer and songerwriter Rhonda Louise has released her brand new Christmas single "I'll Sing." The song is taken from GMI Hub (Gospel Music Industry Hub, in Toronto, Ontario)'s Family Christmas - Volume 2, which was released October 29. Louise also had the honor to be a guest on GMI Hub on their YouTube December 1 episode to share about "I'll Sing".
"I'll Sing" is about Mary's first moments with her new son, Jesus. It is a lullaby to her baby, but also her humble tribute to her King. "I'll Sing" is current available on Louise's website, iTunes, Spotify, and Apple Music and you can check out her lyric video below.
Louise has taken the song to talk about how the song came about. "My older son Lee had just moved to start a new career in another province, and my younger son Adam would be starting his second year of university that coming fall. I thought of my boys - their personalities as young boys, how they grew up, and their humor. I thought of how talented they were - how I did my best to see those talents early on and encourage them, and how they were using them now... I never would have considered that this is where they would be now, and I felt proud and honored to be their mom.
I also recalled my sons' births and those precious first moments alone with them - The doctor had left, the nurses were now back at their stations, and my husband had gone home for the night. It was now just him and I. I remembered holding him on my lap, looking into his eyes, and asking, "So, who are you?" I had this odd feeling of "I don't know who you are". I asked him "What are you going to do? What will be your gifts and talents? Are you "book smarts" and a math guy like your dad, will you be musically talented like your mom? What is your personality?..." I felt deeply honored to call him mine.
I then started to consider what Mary must have felt. She had no intention of having a family so soon. She wasn't even married. She was a young girl who was told she would conceive by the Holy Spirit, marry Joseph, and have a baby who she would name Jesus, for he would be our Savior. How shocking that must have been to her. "Who are you and what will you do, to see us through, with your gifts and talents to be our Savior?" What does that mean? Both the honor and utmost responsibility of being called to be Jesus' mother must have been overwhelming to her. He was not only to be her son, but also her Savior and King."
For song links and social media links, and to learn more about Rhonda Louise, visit www.rhondalouise.net.