Visual Media Ideas for Labor of Love

Meredith Andrews Labor of Love Album

"Labor of Love"

Receive Our King (2017)

A new song for 2017, highlighting a unique side of the Christmas Story by chronicling the pain that Mary may have endured that silent Christmas Night. “Labor of Love” is a powerful ballad, and we’ve put together a few visual media ideas for this powerful song. Here are the 6 visual ideas for “Labor of Love” by Meredith Andrews:

Visual Ideas for Meredith Andrews' "Labor of Love"

Visual Media Ideas for Labor of Love

Meredith Andrews in “Labor of Love” so beautifully captures the pain, beauty and eternal sacrifice that she made the starry Christmas Night in Bethlehem. In doing so, she invites you into the powerful story that took place that night. So when we were curating visual ideas for “Labor of Love”, we felt like the only fitting thing would be elements that would accentuate the story itself.

If you’re thinking about using this song during one of your Christmas services or concerts this Christmas, I’d highly recommend sticking with visual ideas that connect to the concreteness that’s displayed throughout the song. It won’t just help those in the room connect with the literal song, but I think it will help everyone feel the weight of this moment.

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This song isn’t just a normal worship song or Christmas carol. This song is a perfect song to reflect as it’s sung during a special moment after the sermon, during the offering or before the service begins. “Labor of Love” sets the table, for exactly what happened centuries ago, as God brought into the world the very Baby that would one day be our own Labor of Love.

Here are the lyrics, and you’ll see why we chose these 6 visual ideas for “Labor of Love”:

It was not a silent night
There was blood on the ground
You could hear a woman cry
In the alleyway that night
On the streets of David’s town

And the stable was not clean
And the cobblestones were cold
And little Mary full of grace
With the tears upon her face
Had no mother’s hand to hold

It was a labor of pain, it was a cold sky above
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
With every beat of her beautiful heart
It was a labor of love

Noble Joseph by her side
Callused hands and weary eyes
There were no midwives to be found
On the streets of David’s town
In the middle of the night

So he held her and he prayed
Shafts of moonlight on his face
For the baby in her womb
He was the Maker of the moon
He was the Author of the faith
That could make the mountains move

It was a labor of pain, it was a cold sky above
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
With every beat of her beautiful heart
It was a labor of love
It was a labor of pain, it was a cold sky above
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
With every beat of her beautiful heart
It was a labor of love

Little Mary full of grace
With the tears upon her face
It was a labor of love

Luke McElroy

Author Luke McElroy

Luke McElroy is the founder of Orange Thread Media, the parent company to TripleWide Media, SALT Conferences and Orange Thread LIVE. He is the author of The Wide Guide: Blueprint for the Multiscreen Movement. Hailed as one of the “top innovators for worship” by Worship Leader Magazine in 2013, Luke’s leadership has helped create powerful worship environments for thousands of Church communities throughout the entire world. He currently lives in Nashville, TN and regularly writes about creativity, leadership and faith at LukeMcElroy.com 

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