And we have arrived at the closing moments of Christmas Eve, and the ninth lesson.
The choirboys of Kings College Cambridge have sung their piece, and folks have returned home to their firesides. They are wrapping the last of the presents, and soon stockings will be being opened amid squeals of delight.
But before we take the plunge into the festivities, lets cast a last look over our shoulder to the words of the ninth lesson.
Because it is testament, is it not, to the power of words?
It weaves a piece of true poetry in which the creative force at the beginning of the universe was a word. And if one word started it off, might not the rest of creation be words too?
It brings to mind the opening moments of the fictional universe of Narnia; started with a song, sung by a lion, which brings everything into being. And it puts every story ever told into a new light. Each story is a continuing journey towards understanding the purpose of that which begat it: the first word.
In the beginning was the word.
Merry Christmas, All.
25 thoughts on “Nine Lessons and Carols: The Ninth Lesson: Words”
And a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.
And to you, Gale 🙂
And to you, Carl!
Merry Christmas, Kate! Thank you for making 2013 so much brighter for your presence and story telling gifts! Best ~ HuntMode
Thanks for those lovely words – have a great Christmas!
Merry Merry, Shrewsdays.
Merry Merry, Friends. Enjoy Montreal.
Merry Merry! You are the only other two people, besides moi, whom I’ve heard say this. It is merry Christmas music to my my ears (well, my eyes).
Merry Christmas, Kate, to you and all your family.
And to you, PT!
How beautifully written, Kate! And of course I loved the way Aslans singing the world into being, was part of your thoughts! Blessed Christmas to you!
And to you, Solveig. I hope you have had a wonderful day.
Nadolig llawen, Kate: thank you for a year of magical posts.
Thank you, Chris. Thank you for a year of enlightenment 😀
‘… and self-important pedantry’ I think you should added! Anyway, pleased that the comments made some sense. I’m sure there’ll be more to come in 2014…
I’ll look forward to that 🙂
That concept of The Word is quite wonderful. It takes one a step further back than the pre-Big Bang state of the start of everything as those whose god is Science conceive.
It does, Col. It appeals to the poet in all us writers, doesn’t it?
Lovely Kate! May you and your family be permeated with all the blessings of the Christ-child today and every day!
Hope, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all those words at the right time. Your blog is an inspiration to me. God bless, and have a wonderful holiday.
Thank you Kate. Your comments mean a great deal to me … especially coming from such a gifted writer.
I hope you and your family are having a wonderful Christmastime. 🙂
Hope your Christmas was Merry and Bright . . . and filled with all manner of Holly and Jolly!
Simple beginning. Truly elegant. Nice post.