Friday, January 16, 2009

On Finding the Music

For better than a year, I've been referencing "the music" in my Facebook status. Any who know me well know that this is a reference to "the music" which surrounds us from a motion picture called August Rush (2007). [Yes, the movie IS predictable, and requires an almost superhuman "suspension of disbelief," but I believe the story... and the message outweigh the drawbacks.] At the conclusion of the movie, the title character, in a voice-over enjoins... "The music is all around us. All you have to do... is listen." I take August's surrounding, encompassing music as a metaphor for the love that our Creator has for us, and that is present in everything around us; a testament to his eternal affection and abiding love... if we would but just "listen."

My wife forwarded this little article to me, suggesting, quite rightly, that I might find it interesting.

I pass it along for you, as I beleive it reinforces the message that all we have to do, is listen...
May you find His peace.


Stephanie said...

I had read about that's a great story. I still haven't seen August Rush...but someone lent us a copy and it's on the pile of movies to watch. I'm really looking forward to it.

Adam Rechenmacher said...

Wow! I'd like to think that I would stop to listen... But not catching a train is tough. I think just as importantly I would hope to see the beauty around me on the train I just caught.

Old_Guy said...

Well said Adam!

Steph, let me know when you're going to watch it, I'd love to come and share that with U!

Ryan said...

I was reminded of this passage from Acts:

And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for "'In him we live and move and have our being'; as even some of your own poets have said, "'For we are indeed his offspring.' Being then God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. Acts 17:26-29

Its eery to then ask the question the article asks at the end: "If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?"

Or, who are we missing?

Old_Guy said...