The mysterious Jackie Evancho
Last night, we watched Jackie Evancho singing O Holy Night on The Tonight Show. I kept thinking, “This doesn’t make sense.” Over the years, people have examined whether her singing is a hoax – it’s easy to see and hear why. Her mouth seems to barely move as she is a channel for this powerful ethereal sound.
Of course the sound is not what we expect and the more extraordinarily she sings, the more mysterious it is. I sat there and cried thinking about how little of life we can understand. This is the voice of an angel that God has placed in a child. There is no logic or genetics that can explain this.
I thought about Mary and how she asked the Angel, “How can this be?” She knew the facts of life and the plan did not make sense to her. But that did not matter at all in the end; it was still the reality she would live.
Making sense of the voices of angels
There are a lot of things in life that do not make sense, some of them harsh. I could make a list, but you know what I mean. Even though those things hurt, I’m somehow comforted to consider how much does not make sense. It forces me to realize that there is someone else who gives voice to the angels and it makes sense to Him. There is a scripture that says that His ways are higher than our ways. Aren’t we glad? That was especially obvious listening to Jackie Evancho.
Note: I think Jackie Evancho gets better all the time; this recording is from last year. But if you missed her on The Tonight Show last night, the video below will give you a taste.