The Ageless Beauty of Music

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God’s Thoughts to Me

If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me (Psalm 139:9-10, NLT).

Oh, that I had wings like a dove; then I would fly away and rest! I would fly far away to the quiet of the wilderness (Psalm 55:6-7, NLT).

Wings of A Dove

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King David was a songwriter/musician/poet par excellence. Even from boyhood as a shepherd, he composed the most beautiful psalms, singing of the majesty, the grandeur, the excellence and, above all, the love and compassion of His Pappa God.

The God who is not only his Pappa, but also yours and mine.

Were he to be alive in the 18th century, he would have been ranked with a Beethoven. Or, in the 17th century, a Handel who wrote “The Messiah”.

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In the fraction of time I live and am familiar with, King David, the musician, would have been a favorite of mine along with a Freddy Mercury or a Neil Diamond. In my mind these two guys are incredible musicians!

But King David knew a secret about His Pappa that modern man is totally oblivious to … a secret that seems lost to so many … our total inability to capture the beauty of the Creator of everything, in, well, in about anything.

We have lost this wonder amongst the avenues of rules and programs upon another set of religious rules and programs. We have all but lost the wonder of flying away on the wings of the morning.

imageKing David’s hymnody is filled with hyperbole, trying to capture someting bigger than what his limited mind was capable of, trying to give words to the magnificence of our Heavenly Father. But he knew that words were feeble carriers of such wonder and greatness.

I can almost feel his ardour when he wrote Psalm 139, searching for the biggest of big his mind could fathom to bring glory to his Pappa. “Even if”, shows a bit of his frustration with his human limitations.

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Psalm 55:6 describes his longing, actually, his hunger, to fly away on the wings of a dove to there where he could forever just be in the Presence of the Love of his life, for he was surrounded by the storms of hatred and violence of his enemies.

So often I share that same desperate longing to just escape to the quiet of the wilderness where it is just my Pappa and me.

My heart yearns with King David’s to saddle up the wings of the morning and gallop away to the ends of the oceans trying to live in the unimaginable, intimate closeness of this Presence.

In his days the ends of the seas must have seemed like the ultimate leap into the unknown for they were still unaware then that the world is round.

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Oh, the beauty of his love, for trusting his Pappa’s hand to guide him in the darkest of dark should he ever be so overwhelmed by the splendour of his King that he would try to hide.

I think he must have experienced such a deep revelation of his feebleness as a human apart from his God to entertain thoughts of hiding from our Pappa.

Our smallness against all that  He is … all the power and splendour contained in “THE GREAT I AM”, takes my breath away and at times makes me want to hide too, but I have found His right Hand lifting me up in my brokenness, enveloping me in His love.

Even though King David admitted that,”Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, to great for me to understand! (Psalm 139:6), the conclusion he comes to in this ode of admiration, is the overwhelming love of our Pappa!

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He is our God who knows of all our sorrows and heartache … a Pappa that does not belittle our feeble efforts to bring Him glory … a Pappa who does not laugh at  our volatile emotions of love and admiration … a Pappa who does not consider our pain and suffering as something insignificant.

He is a Pappa who collects all your tears like precious pearls and stores them in a jar marked with your name.

King David found the joy of knowing how to revel and delight in his King’s Presence … the secret of experiencing Him … the secret of Living in His Loving Embrace.

Much love xx

Mia

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18 thoughts on “The Ageless Beauty of Music

  1. Mia, I am always so grateful for your linkup and for the way you draw in many different scriptures. Incorporating the life of David and the component of music brings such richness to the text. I never would have thought of that connection! Thanks for bringing your voice to our faith community!

    • Dear Jane
      Thank you for your kind words. Yes, we can learn a lot about our Pappa by looking at the way our brothers and sisters from ancient times adored Him!
      Much love
      Mia

  2. MmmmMm…I just love pondering these beautiful Psalms. David did have an exceptional heart, didn’t he? What a way he had of stirring the deep places. Beautiful thoughts, my friend. Thank you for sharing them.

    • Hi Jen
      Truly, you speak the truth! The peace and quiet we experience even now in His presence is way above what the world could ever offer us! Priceless! Thanks for visiting, dear One.
      Much love xx
      Mia

    • Hi dear One
      I am honored to welcome you to my blog! Thanks for your encouraging words and I know that heaven will be filled with the most beautiful music! Like the angel choir!
      Much love xx
      Mia

  3. love that last drawing. Do you know where it is from? did you draw it? wow.

    You wrote, “a secret that seems lost to so many … our total inability to capture the beauty of the Creator of everything, in, well, in about anything.” so true. I think wonder is a spiritual practice we forget about and can really open our hearts and eyes to God. Thanks Mia!

    • Dear Jean
      Yes, my dear friend, wonder is such a costly gift from our Pappa’s hand! I think that only as He reveals Himself to us, will we be able to truly experience that wonder that makes us fall on our knees with the angels, singing praises to our King!
      You gave me a good idea with this picture. No, it is not my work, but I want to paint this. I found it on Google, but I cannot recall under what heading!
      Much love
      Mia

  4. I love what you say, Mia — that David “knew that words were feeble carriers of such wonder and greatness,” and yet he kept trying. And so do we. I love this exploration here and your heart that is so clearly in love with your Savior.

    • Dearest Ashley
      We can truly but only try! And what brings more delight to one’s heart than singing praises, heart-felt praises to our King of kings … to the One who gave-up all just because He loves us so! So, dear One, let us keep on telling all about His amazing love!
      Much love to you xx
      Mia

    • Hi dear Stefanie
      Yes, to be in His presence is truly the only place where there is fullness of joy! Joy to revel and delight in! Joy and peace that the natural mind cannot understand!
      Much love to you, friend
      Mia

  5. So beautiful Mia – as always! I would love to meet David some day in heaven. Almost everyone who has a life-after-death experience discusses the heavenly music.

    I am grateful for Father God’s love.

    Bless you!
    Beth

    • Dearest Beth
      Oh, I cannot wait to sing, together with all His children and His angels, praises to Him once we are all safely home! And I cannot wait to meet you in person too! Thanks for always being so encouraging.
      Much love xx
      Mia

  6. Hi Mia,
    This is lovely; David is a favorite of mine too! From him we learn that we never out grow our need for God’s untiring watch over our life. Our God never grows weak or weary, but rather He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless! He is always awake, always aware, and always watching over His children. Thankful for my Pappa! 🙂

    Blessings and love sweet sister,
    Denise

    • Hi Denise
      Oh, and isn’t that so comforting knowing that our Pappa watches over us 24/7! And best of all, He does that with the greatest joy! He is but the best Pappa ever! Thanks for visiting, dear one.
      Much love
      Mia

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