Whether Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Nessun Dorma by Puccini or The Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven. Classical music has stood the test of time, with compositions that have endured for centuries. Its timeless quality reflects the enduring nature of God's truth and the power of creativity that reflects His image.
Psalm 150:3-5 extols the beauty and significance of music, ‘Praise him with a blast of the ram’s horn; praise him with the lyre and harp! Praise him with the tambourine and dancing; praise him with strings and flutes! Praise him with a clash of cymbals; praise him with loud clanging cymbals.’ (NLT) It's clear David liked cymbals!
It carries the power to transport us to tranquillity. Through intricate melodies and harmonies, classical draws us close to God’s presence in profound ways. We can reflect on the gifts and talents God has placed within the authors, which we still enjoy today.
Quote Music carries us into the presence of God.
Thank You, Lord, for your creativity conveyed through these wonderful composers. Amen.
If you haven’t listened to classical music for a while, then take a couple of hours and do just that.
(NLT) Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
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