by George L. Bell
"In the beginning when God began to create the heavens and the earth,
the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep.
And a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. (Genesis 1:1)
"And God sought a new gift, God hummed.
And the vibrations felt good.
And God hummed a second tone, to join the first.
Until God made them into the sounds of harmony.
And it was good.
"Then God gave the gift to the messengers of heaven
To carry to souls of those who moved upon the earth.
And they hummed Godís hum, each taking a special note
And moving one by one to another,
So that a melody was formed that moved with a message
For which no words were needed.
"Then God nudged the sounds into patterns
To add the colors of rhythms,
Which would echo the vibrations felt in the pulse of all creation.
And God felt good as all the universe
Hummed with the music of Godís soul.
"Step by step, the heavenly music maker moved,
Tapping earthly creatures with the mystic communion
Of emerging songs.
And God caused notes to be put in writing,
So many could hear what a single person had heard.
"And God caused music makers to be created,
So sounds could be made with the touch of fingers
And the breath of earthly air.
And soon the simple hum became a vast complex
Of finely integrated sounds,
So that Godís music could be heard.
"And God kept on moving, as self-appointed evangelist,
To sow in the souls of all a mystic network
Of those in love with a hum and with harmony and rhythm and beats.
And to this day, Godís earth rejoices at Godís gift of music."