Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Whirlwind, please chill out.


Where do I begin!? Life has been soooo busy lately! Doesn't it always seem that way around the holidays? Should be the opposite! I want to sit in a clean, boxless house and sip cocoa with the Jarebare!

That said, yes we are in the new house! SO happy to have graduated from the tiny 2 bedroom townhome. What's funny though is that even though we have 3 bedrooms upstairs, all the boys are still cramming themselves into one room. :) Brothers are awesome.

I am really looking forward to this weekend! Its the performance of Handel's Messiah that I am participating in. I wish I could possibly communicate what I feel after singing this music for 3 years running... it is without a doubt inspired music. When the choir sings those words from Isaiah, I feel like the Heavens open for a minute and we sing with angels. I can barely get through the song "Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs" from Isaiah 53:4. PLEASE listen to that song! It is so extraordinary how Handel uses those words and with melody and harmony he takes us from words to wisdom...

Take a listen here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmGRck6Sv8k

And note the words!! Especially when they sing "...for ooooooourrr iiiiiiniquities!" Ugh! Kills me every time!

Surely He hath borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows
Surely, surely
He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows.

He
Was wounded for our transgressions.
He
Was bruised
He
Was bruised
For our iniquities.

The chastisement of our peace
Was upon Him!


Please come out and experience this amazing music this Sunday at 7...

1 comment:

Myra Johnson said...

Thanks Stacey for the reminder to listen to that music! Beautiful!
Merry Christmas Haslam's!!!
Love,
Aunt Myra

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