“For my own part, I tend to find the doctrinal books often more helpful in devotion than the devotional books, and I rather suspect that the same experience may await many others.
I believe that many who find that ‘nothing happens’ when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a tough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hands.”
–C.S. Lewis, “On the Reading of Old Books,”
That also happens as we open scripture: our hearts sing as we see Christ. Just as we struggle with a bit of theology we keep looking back at Christ and our hearts sing.