The “Messiah” – written by George Frideric Handel in 1741.
The “Messiah” is 259 pages long. Handel wrote it (259 pages of original music) in just 24 days. Anyone else catch that coincidence? 24 days to compose a piece that fits just right in the timeframe for Advent.
The elaborate composition puts the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus to music.
Fast forward to 2016, when a dad/Financial Adviser/lacrosse coach, Hillery Schanck was feeling an ache in his soul after the holidays. That emptiness led to a search which led to the “Messiah.” But, there was no Messiah Advent devotional. So, Schanck set out to write one himself.
“The Soul Feels It’s Worth”offers daily scripture and a prayer based on a part of the composition.
The Messiah Advent Project is a WOW team effort between Schanck, Koehler Books Publishing, Symphonicity and the Sandler Center Foundation to bring scripture and music together as we step closer to our Savior’s birth.
Day 16’s portion is based on Psalm 68:18 “that the Lord God might dwell among them.”
I pray you are inspired, feel connected and opening your hearts to the Lord God who is coming to live among us.