Why is music so powerful?
Why does it have such an impact on us?
Do you ever wonder why?
Recently I realised why Music is so powerful…it’s actually what we’re all made of. It’s true! Well, according to some physicists that is. You see, I’m a little bit of a nerd (and proud of it too by the way) and whenever there’s a science documentary on I usually rush to hit the record button.
And so it was one day, after recording BBC’s Horizon (one of my faves) I heard about “String Theory” for the first time. Now don’t panic, before you go all blurry eyed and zone out…stick with me here…I promise you this is kind’a cool.
You see String Theory is basically a theory suggesting that there are things smaller than the atoms and particles that make, well, basically everything. Apparently, according to these really smart dudes, Strings are pretty much as small as it gets (phewwww, because I thought that was me!). They are so small they say, that if you took a single atom for example and made it as big as our solar system…a string would only be as big as a tree on planet earth!
But that’s not the really cool thing!
Strings, as well as being incredibly small and what absolutely everything is apparently made of…also vibrate. They vibrate! Did you get that? Do you know realise what that means? It means they’re musical!
You see music is all about Vibrations! When you pluck the string on a guitar it vibrates at a frequency that we can hear. When we sing, it’s a vibration we can hear! Music is basically about vibration – it’s all about digging up those “Good Vibrations” as the Beach Boys once sang.
When the penny dropped inside my head and I realised what these scientists were suggesting, a verse from the Bible popped into my head:
“For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty saviour. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.””
Zephaniah 3:17 NLT
Wow! The Bible is saying that God rejoices over us with singing everyday! Every…Single…Day!!
The entire universe is in fact singing and making music because that’s how it is apparently made, and each one of us are like beautiful musical notes in a vast universal song that God has created. Again I say…WOW!
So this is why I think music has such a powerful effect on us. Those “Good Vibrations” are all around and all through us and because they have been made by God, they come with full of His goodness and LOVE.
So a life without music, I think, is completely unnatural and so we should all keep listening to, and making more music…especially the kind that makes us and others feel more of those “Good Vibrations” of God’s LOVE.
So let’s keep the good music going!