Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands; break into song; sing praise. Psalm 98:4

Can you hear nature singing?

A musician friend of mine told me that music is simply God’s voice playing in the background of nature and that God gave some of us mortals the ability to hear the many nuanced tones and put them together to form the complex patterns of composition that we enjoy. With a twinkle in his eye, he also said that we can never improve upon the music of silence. Resonating with this explanation, I listen to music every single day and there are many times when I feel transported to about one inch away from heaven in the process. And yes, especially in the silence, like when a sunset appears in the western sky, I am stunned enough to stop and listen to creation shouting the praise of God’s eternal Presence.