When I sat down in Pastor Jack Hayford’s home to interview him I had no idea what he would say would impact me so much. He said, “The creation and the consummation of the earth, and everything in between, is all in the context of song.” I didn’t realize at the moment the profundity of that statement.
“The creation is in the context of song,” He said. In the beginning, before there was anything there was God.
The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was
on the face of the deep.
Then something extremely powerful occurred. God vocalized and the heavens and earth came into being. Out of nothing things began to appear because God voiced His thoughts. What did that voice sound like? Could it be that He sang? After all His voice is not like yours or mine. It must to be enormously ominous. The Bible says it was like the sound of many waters.
His voice was like the sound of many waters…
Ezekiel 43:2 NKJV
This scripture likens God’s voice to a continuous roar of numerous frequencies, pitches and tones all sounding at the same time. God’s vocal expression at the creation probably was much closer to singing than speaking—a profound sustained sound that vibrated with multi dimensional (perhaps quantum) drones and tones.
Interestingly, after God vocalized the heavens and earth into existence the response was music. God said to Job…
Where were you when I established the earth?…
While the morning stars sang together
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Job 38:4, 7 CSB
Upon witnessing His creative power the angels also vocalized. They continued to roar with sustained melody as a vocal applause while God created. This scripture infers that music is older than man and predates the earth. It also suggests that music was with God and the angels before the creation of anything that is. Could it be that music was with God and was in God in the beginning?
Several things strike me about this.
God is so immense, and infinite in every way, my mind cannot grasp that He formed a luxurious orb in the midst of trillions of galaxies and placed a man on it. It displayed His care and creativity.
It shows us how much God likes music that it was with Him in the beginning before anything was created.
That when we sing His praises, as did the angels, there is a sense of God in the song. When we sing we perhaps are closer to God’s nature than we realize.
What is the Holy Spirit showing you? What strikes you about this? I would enjoy hearing your perspective. Please comment below.