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July 27, 2014

Rain on Grass, Photo by Adrian Benko (2005) (CC A-SA, 3.0 Unported)

It seems that God presented the newly made universe to His angels for comment. The angels remarked favorably on one aspect of creation after another. Finally, however, an angel pointed out that the universe lacked the sound of praise.

So God created music. This is the reason the wind sings in the trees, the rain falls softly on the grass, and the seas roar.

At least one study has shown that there are, in fact, enormously beautiful and complex rhythms contained in the sounds of the natural world. Not only do mourning doves cry in a certain range and crickets chirp at a designated frequency, there is a vast and harmonious chorus at play – heard and unheard by human ears.

Combined, these rhythms are not cacophonous…merely a symphony beyond our ordinary comprehension.

I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have my being” (Psalm 104: 33).

Lord God, we join with creation to sing Your praises! You are the great King over all the earth, and reign on high. You have chosen for us a rich inheritance, Lord. You have made us Your sons and daughters. We give You thanks!

Amen

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4 Comments
  1. My Dear Anna, Very good thoughts on Music. And, as You say, Nature itself offers a Free and Lively Symphony if We would hear it.

    But, wanted to say something about the anecdote: I make bold in that from the thoughts in Your following post, namely, ‘“To argue freely according to conscience.”

    The idea that the Good Lord needed some points from anybody to create His Perfect work does not appeal, and is not even right. I hope You will rework this.

    Regards. Keep up the good work.

    • Thank you for your very valid observation. It was not my intention to suggest that the Lord required “help” w/ creation. The anecdote took literary license. The introductory paragraph can be disregarded in its entirety, if it offends. Job 38 puts it much better, ” ‘Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?…Or who laid its cornerstone, When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy?’ ” (v.4,6-7). Blessings, A.

  2. Planting Potatoes permalink

    indeed….the wind singing in the trees is a song I can never get enough of and makes me want to sing praises to God! 🙂

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