By Michael V. Wilson
Did you know that God sings?
I'm not talking about, “Gee, we're made in God's image and we sing so therefore He must sing too.” Nope, I'm talking about how the Bible specifically mentions – once in the Old Testament and twice in the New Testament – that God sings.
Let's take a quick look at the verses in the New Testament first, because more people are familiar with them than the one in the Old Testament. They're recorded in the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Mark. In both instances it takes place at the conclusion of the Last Supper before Jesus goes out to the Garden of Gethsemane.
In Matthew 26:30, it says;
And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
Mark 14:26 uses exactly the same words, saying exactly the same thing. In both cases the “they” refers to all of them, everyone who was present, including Jesus. “They” went out to the Mount of Olives, meaning all of them including Jesus, therefore the first “they” also includes Jesus – singing a hymn.
Jesus is fully man and fully God, so, Matthew 26:30 and Mark 14:26 are recording God singing.
But like the commercials always say, “But wait . . . there's more!”
The Old Testament records God the Father singing as well. It's in one of the minor Prophets where most people don't look very often; although to be fair, there's really no such thing as a minor Prophet. If he's from God, he's a Prophet, no if's, and's, or but's about it.
We find it in Zephaniah 3:17, which says,
The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.
God the Father rejoices over us with singing!
Modern physicists, using something called string theory, have posited that vibrations detected in the universe are the remnants of creation, actual echoes of God's voice from when He spoke the universe into existence. That's a voice like no other. The most powerful pipe organ in the world couldn't compete with that.
So imagine what it'll be like to hear Him singing over us when we get to heaven!