‘The whole earth is full of His glory!’ Isaiah 6:3 NKJV
The distinction between sacred and secular is a false dichotomy. All things were created by God and for God—no exceptions. Every note of music, every colour on the palette, every flavour that tingles the taste buds. Arnold Sommerfeld, the German physicist and pianist, observed that a single hydrogen atom which emits one hundred frequencies, is more musical than a grand piano which emits only 88 fundamental frequencies. So every single atom is a unique expression of worship. According to composer Leonard Bernstein, the best translation of Genesis 1:3 is not ‘And God said.’ He believed a better translation is ‘And God sang.’ The Almighty sang every atom into existence, and every atom echoes that original melody in three-part harmony by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Super-sensitive sound instruments have discovered that earthworms make faint staccato sounds, while whale songs can travel thousands of kilometres under water. Lewis Thomas put it this way: ‘If we had better hearing and could discern the descants of seabirds, the rhythmic timpani of schools of mullets, and even the distant harmonies of flies hanging over meadows in the sun, the combined sound might lift us off our feet.’ And some day they will. Glorified eardrums will hear this Scripture fulfilled: ‘Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: “To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honour and glory and power, for ever and ever!”’ (Revelation 5:13 NIV) Today make it your goal to glorify God in all that you do.
SoulFood: Gal 5:22, Lk 2:8–20, Prov 3:13–18, Ps 119:161–168
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023