The Music of God

I’m not a very big fan of music per se, but I have a tremendous appreciation for it. Classical music has always been intriguing to me, listening to the works of great composers like Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, it’s quite sublime. But no, I’m not here to talk about classical music. Though I intend to use it for the purposes of our discussion.

Genesis 1:27
[27]So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

The excellence of classical music is related to the individual quality of the various musicians involved. However, whether their output qualifies to be called music or a cacophony depends on harmony with each other. But how do they achieve this harmony? Certainly not looking at each other’s faces or by signing a memorandum of understanding.

They achieve harmony with each other by each being in harmony with the Conductor of the Orchestra. If they are in harmony with him, they will certainly be with each other. How does the Conductor ensures that they are in harmony with him? Simply put, he conducts them. What I mean is, in the front of every one of the instrumentalists is a music sheet (there’s probably a technical name for it) containing all the various notes for the music in question. Problem is, there may not be only one way of interpreting the notes and imagine if everyone was left to interpret it as he wants. There will be nothing classical about their output. So the next thing happens, the conductor stands on a podium, in front of them, where each and every one of them can see him and he animates the music sheet, making a harmonized sense for them all. Thus as they keep rhythm with him, great music is produced.

Genesis 1:28
[28]And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (emphasis mine)

Notice the part that says:..and God said to them. We find that after creating them, He spoke to them. Just like an orchestra, by virtue of his creating them, they are of excellent quality. However, their output also depends on harmony with himself as the creator and by extension each other. And so he spoke to each and everyone clearly about his intentions – the music he wants to create it. Every one of them has a role to play and thus everyone is kept informed. Thus we find the place of the written word of God– the proclamation of the will of God (our music sheet), which we all ought to keep before us, and we are also admonished to look unto Jesus the author and finisher of our Faith (our Conductor) with the enlightened eyes of our understanding. All these are needed for the music that God wants to create.

I suppose that in keeping with the metaphor, the most obvious question now is: What music is God creating?

This I will consider in my next write-up by God’s grace. Remain blessed. Stay safe.

I also look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to share your thoughts. Thank you.

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