Sound; From Stars to Snowflakes
We live in a world shouting to us what God is like.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse." Romans 1:20
Everything in creation shows us really incredible things about God. I can't wait to share some of the amazing pieces of creation with you and how the Lord is revealing His heart. Things like sound.
I was talking with a friend of mine about snowflakes and after hearing something she said I was so intrigued I just had to do some more research. And what I found was amazing. I came across this letter by Dr. Masaru Emoto.
“My efforts to photograph ice crystals and conduct research began to move ahead. Then one day the researcher – who was as caught up in the project as I – said something completely out of the blue: ‘Let’s see what happens when we expose the water to music.’
I knew that it was possible for the vibrations of music to have an effect on the water. I myself enjoy music immensely, and as a child had even had hopes of becoming a professional musician, and so I was all in favour of this off-the-wall experiment.
At first we had no idea what music we would use and under what conditions we would conduct the experiment. But after considerable trial and error, we reached the conclusion that the best method was probably the simplest – put a bottle of water on a table between two speakers and expose it to a volume at which a person might normally listen to music. We would also need to use the same water that we had used in previous experiments.
We first tried distilled water from a drugstore. The results astounded us. Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, with its bright and clear tones, resulted in beautiful and well-formed crystals. Mozart’s 40th Symphony... created crystals that were delicate and elegant. And the crystals formed by exposure to Chopin’s Etude in E, Op. 10, No. 3, surprised us with their lovely detail.
All the classical music that we exposed the water to resulted in well-formed crystals with distinct characteristics. In contrast, the water exposed to violent heavy-metal music resulted in fragmented and malformed crystals at best.
So in the presence of transmitted vibration tuned to audio frequencies, each falling flake takes on a shape and structure that reflects the nature of that sound. Here are two examples of classic tunes played with their effect during a lab duplication formation of snowflakes."
I found other similar studies which showed this.
Did you know that!? I had no idea that sound is what gave snowflakes their form. But really this should be no surprise, God said this long ago. God “speaks to the waters” and they bring forth life on earth (Gen 1:20)
Isn't it incredible to think that God's voice, His Word brings life! For real, not just hypothetically, for real. How incredible!
And this Life Giving through His voice God we have, sings. He is so passionate in His love for us and so passionate about how He saves us that He sings. Have you ever seen someone burst into song because they were so passionate about something? Think passionate shouting type of singing. “The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” Zeph. 3:17
And just to make sure we know He is a singing God, He made His creation to sing.
Get this, stars emit radio waves, which are received on earth as a high pitch. But again, God told us this in Job 38:7: “When the morning stars sang together…” Years and years after the Bible was written, it has been discovered that stars of different size emit different tones. Larger stars give off lower tones than smaller stars.
Want to hear them? Well guess what, Mr. Awesome Louie Giglio has some actual recordings of stars (It kind of picks up at a funny place so just know Bo329-54 is a star). And remember how our singing God wants us to know He truly is a singer and made all of creation sing? Well, Louie also threw in some whales singing in this video. It is just plain awesome!!
We sure have a deeply passionate God who is the great conductor of the most grand orchestra we have ever even imagined!! This God that we (those who have submitted their life to Jesus) will get to spend all of eternity discovering and enjoying.
Oh man there is so much to look forward to in this series, glowing goo worms, sea pigs and a lizard that drinks through the built in straws on it's back. I honestly believe you are going to be in awe of God as a result of seeing His creation (because I am as I have put this together).