A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth. O LORD, I have heard Thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive Thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.” Habakkuk 3:1-2 (KJV)
There is much that could be said about music and singing and for that matter GOD. Habakkuk, at the beginning of his prophecy was asking questions. It was like he was blaming God for not watching over His people, protecting them, but letting the enemies of the earth run rough shod over them.
At the end of his prophecy he uses a term which is probably related to music somehow. It is not quite clear what the meaning of “Shigionoth” is. God, however, must enjoy music and singing; and I know that the human race enjoys it very well. Billions of dollars have been spent on buying recordings over the past 50 years in order for us to be able to drive down the road, put in a tape, a CD, plug in an iPod, or a jump drive, and listen to our hearts content.
Yesterday morning I heard on a radio program that NASA has discovered a “Plasma ring” around our planet; and within that ring are radio waves. Evidently NASA sent up listening devices, and recorded sounds within that Plasma ring. It almost sounds like a form of music. Our Creator has made the earth to sing.
For more from Habakkuk you may want to follow this link to a post from February 28, 2008 here at Fire and Hammer.
The greatest song ever sung was in the death of God’s only begotten Son dying to pay the sin debt of the human race.