The Homesick Arrive Home
And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. Genesis 1:20
Read Genesis 1:20-25
Joseph Haydn was a composer who, near the end of his life, wrote The Creation, based on Genesis 1. It is a masterpiece about which Haydn himself said he could not have composed it without prayer. Due to its beautiful harmony this piece of music has become widely known. It is a fitting composition that musically interprets what God’s original creation must have been like. So many fish, birds and other creatures sang God’s praise without disorder; they sang to their Maker’s praise in perfect harmony and unison.
But this harmony has also been ruined by our sin. Ferocious animals, natural disasters and epidemics among living creatures are all bitter fruits of man’s fall into sin. Thankfully, the Lord has not left the world in chaos. He sent His Son to this ruined and corrupt world to pay for man’s sin, that a new creation might come in which harmony and peace will rule once more. In Isaiah 11:6 we read that in the new creation the wolf will dwell with the lamb and the leopard will lie down with the kid.
Through Christ’s sacrifice, Paradise will be renewed. Whoever believes in Him will, for His sake, be given entrance to the new earth beneath the new heaven. These people now experience an unusual form of homesickness. Not only do they long to live perfectly, they also long for the fulfillment of God’s promise to make a new earth and heaven. As a result, they no longer feel at home in this sinful world.
Does this also resonate with you? Those who are homesick shall be brought home. This is only true for Jesus sake. Amen!
Question: Did you know that composers such as Bach, Haydn, Mendelssohn and Brahms have written many more famous sacred works?
Psalter 31:7 (based on Psalm 17)
When I in righteousness at last Thy glorious face shall see, When all the weary night is past, And I awake with Thee To view the glories that abide, Then, then I shall be satisfied.