One of the distinctive features of music produced by the legendary Southern California band “Beach Boys” over the decades has been its amazing musical chords and harmonies. According to “Brian Wilson, the main songwriter for the Beach Boys, was known for his innovative and complex chord structures…layering multiple instruments and harmonies to create a dense, rich sound.” Thanks to Wilson’s talents as a composer, Beach Boys fans worldwide have been treated to many memorable melodies!

We know that the “physics“ of sound itself – things such as volume, frequency, pitch, resonance and harmony – all exist because they are part of God’s creative design. So is the marvelous ability of the human ear and mind to absorb and appreciate musical sounds. God has likewise shaped the human soul such that it can be deeply moved by melodious compositions, harmonies and musical chords.

Theologians draw a parallel between this and the internal dynamics of the Holy Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In his book Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith, Michael Reeves observes that “The Father, Son and Spirit have always been in delicious harmony, and thus they create a world where harmonies – distinct beings, persons or notes working in unity – are good, mirroring the very being of the triune God.” We conclude that in each and every one of the Trinity’s mutual actions and affections there is a concert of beautiful, divine harmony. There never has been, and never will be, a note of dissonance or competition between them. We see an example of their harmony reflected in Jesus’ words “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.” (Jn. 5:19) ESV

Let us praise God for the harmony that flows eternally from the Trinity! And may we marvel in the knowledge that as God’s people He continually invites each of us to take part in this holy harmony. Ask the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in your prayers how you can enter into more perfect harmony with their actions, affections and will. I trust your soul will delight in the ways God answers this prayer!

Pastor Dave Korinek

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