God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this
light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen
in the face of Jesus Christ,” 2 Corinthians 4:7.
few years ago I heard a bit of trivia on the radio about which genre of
music was most soothing. Listeners called in eager to share their
opinions, “Classical of course!” This went on for some time until the
results of this particular study were revealed. The answer? Christmas music.
Some of you who work in retail are gagging just thinking about listening to hours of “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”
starting the day after Halloween. But I’m one of those strange people
who loves Christmas music, so I heartily agree with this study. It makes
complete sense to me that beautiful music that slows us down long
enough to stare at Jesus should be soothing, healing even. To allow
ourselves to be blown away by the reality of God With Us.
have on my best pair of headphones (the awkward big kind you don’t wear
in public) and I’m soaking tonight. Soaking my soul with some of my
favorite Christmas songs. Right now I’m listening to "What Child is
This?" I've listened to it 3 times, so far.
This. This is Christ the King. Whom Shepherds watch and angels sing. Haste, haste to bring Him praise.
Can we ever hear it enough? Here He is. Look at Him. Isn’t He beautiful? This… this is the one we’ve been waiting for. And now He’s here, and nothing will ever be the same.
Do I believe Christmas music is healing? Yes, and any other music that
lights up our face with the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of
* Listening to the song for the 4th time now....just sayin'.... ♥