Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
There have been times in my life when I felt as if I were living and moving in a thick, muffled fog–when my heart couldn’t see or hear anything clearly, if at all. I can look back on a few of those times and know the exact moment when a glimmer of light broke through. It happened with music. I don’t know how music which enters through the ears can shine a beam of light into the heart. It doesn’t work metaphorically or physically, but that’s what happened.
Today, I’ve been collecting things I’ve read from people writing about their Christmas celebrations when it’s hard to celebrate. I was struck by the role music plays or has played for some of them.
Need some Theology with that Hymn, M’am?, by Carrie Zeman
Drive-by Caroling, by Julie Martindale
Christmas Joy, by Joni Eareckson Tada
Request for you: Please share with us music that speaks especially to your heart at Christmas.
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