To Johann Sebastian Bach, the distinction between sacred and secular was a false dichotomy. All things were created by God and for God, no exceptions. Every note of music. Every color on the palette. Every flavor that tingles the taste buds.
Arnold Summerfield, the
German physicist and pianist, observed that a single hydrogen atom, which emits
one hundred frequencies, is more musical than a grand piano, which only emits
Every single atom is a unique
expression of God's creative genius. And that means every atom is a unique
expression of worship.
According to composer
Leonard Bernstein, the best translation of Genesis 1:3 and several other verses
in Genesis 1 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 sung in three-part harmony by the
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
-- Mark Batterson in All In