Christmas words that thrill like music

December 24, 2013 |  by  |  Live life fully, Wordbliss  |  , , ,

Christmas angelWrapped as a gift, some words speak to our souls. I’m sure you’ve also heard phrases that made such an imprint, you tucked them away to pull out at a later date. Years ago, I heard a talk that comes back to me every Christmastime, especially this paragraph:

I suppose that the language of heaven, properly spoken, may approach a form of music. Did C. S. Lewis have this in mind when he wrote:

“Isn’t it funny the way some combinations of words can give you, almost apart from their meaning, a thrill like music?”

At Jesus’ birth the angels appeared and spoke, not sang, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” We now try to capture that beauty in song, but the original angelic utterance was in spoken words, which thrilled like music.

I have no words to add to those phrases – they inspire and delight me so much, I can read them over and over.

May your Christmas be merry, and your new year bright.

Source: “Your Refined Heavenly Home” by Douglas Callister, emphasis added


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