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Topic: Melody (08/24/06)
- TITLE: The Source of Melody
By Ernest Yoder
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God is the melody of the universe and His creation provides the harmony. God’s law of music that makes possible the composition of melodies and accompanying harmonies is indicative of all of the Creator’s original creation in its own perfectly “melodious” blend of sights and mechanisms, as well as sounds in a universe size orchestra that praises the Creator. An example of this is found in Psalm 148:3-5 (NIV)
Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, all you shining stars.
Praise him, you highest heavens
and you waters above the skies.
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for he commanded and they were created.
Originally every thing was created with perfect melody. However, we must realize that what we witness today in the universe, especially on planet earth, reflects the effects of the curse because of man’s sin. Sin has had a deleterious influence on all of creation and so much of what we see is no longer perfect although there is present a remaining melody. Man has produced dissonance and cacophony out of what was perfect melody. That is why we look for a “new heaven and a new earth,” (Re. 21:1, NIV) in which perfect divine melody in everything will be restored.
Man is created in God’s image and as such he is able to enjoy the beauty of the remaining melody he hears and sees. If man’s mind is spoiled by Satan’s devices he will begin to go after the destructive unmelodious behavior of those who are fooled by Satan. Discord, racket, “untunable” behavior, rebellion, and harsh babble (remember what happened at the Tower of Babel) become the norm.
To be fully tuned in to God’s melody one must receive His Son as Savior. The heart and soul will begin to blend in and grow in a joyous synchronization with God’s created melody for the duration of one’s time on earth. Then, for all the saved, eternity will produce the perfect harmony with the Source of all melody unknown since before the Fall.
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