Friday, March 20, 2009

A Wrinkle In Time

The kids just watched A Wrinkle in Time and now I'm reading the book to Luke, Abel and Annalise. When Mrs. Whatsit is flying the children over a group of creatures singing a song that the children can not understand, Charles and Mrs. Whatsit work at translating for them. In the movie Charles replies, "It's about joy." That is it. Joy.

In chapter four in the book, the song is extensively quoted. "Throughout her entire body Meg felt a pulse of joy such as she had never known before." Disney fails to mention the source of the joy. The song's words? Isaiah 42:10-12.

Quoted directly from the book:

"Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof. Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift their voice; let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. Let them give glory unto the Lord!"

Interesting that Madeleine L'Engle used those words, which express giving glory to the Lord, as the source of unspeakable joy. I think I'm going to really enjoy this series.


Laura Lee said...

My daughter really enjoyed this series: she felt it was more forthright with its Christ-picturing than the C.S. Lewis series for younger children.

Janna said...

Yes, you will. Surprised you haven't read these yet.

Beck's Bounty said...

One of our favorite books !! We have read almost all of them at least once.

BTW - Ms. L'Engle is the reader on our audio version, and you are welcome to borrow it. She does a fabulous job ! We used it on our Northern tour last year. She also is the reader on several of her other books (audio), in case you want some for any upcoming trips.

Grace & Peace,

Nellie Mae said...

O, there's a movie?? I had no idea! We just got finished with the book! I really like it, it was good.