Singing Mountains

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

“Sing, O heavens, for the LORD has done it; shout, O depths of the earth; break forth into singing, O mountains, O forest, and every tree in it! ” Isaiah 44:23 ESV

The Bible tells us the heavens, mountains, and forests are commanded to “sing.” That the “depths of the earth” are to “shout.” Are these just metaphors for ways to praise God? Recent scientific discoveries have proven that these actually might be facts. The British Broadcasting Corporation reports that mountains are now known to emit sounds: “Researchers in Italy have already created a concerto from the underground movements of Mount Etna on Sicily. They are now creating melodies from Ecuador’s recently erupted Tungurahua.” And the low-frequency “rumblings of volcanoes are being transformed into delicate musical scores.”

Scientists studying these characteristics are being attuned to sounds the human ear cannot detect. But is the sound really musical? According to Professor Roberto Barbera, “It’s like a musician playing a piano. You would never imagine it was a volcano playing the music.”

These scientific discoveries give us previously unimagined insights into creation and our understanding of God. How amazing to realize that creation produces sounds that are musical!
When some observers told Jesus to “rebuke Your disciples” for praising Him, He told them that “if these were silent, the very stones would cry out” (Luke 19:37-40). Science now is telling us that creation indeed sings His praises.

Worship isn’t a religious ritual. It’s joining with the forests, mountains, and heavens to sing and shout praises to God!


Prayer: Father, I worship You. You are worthy of praise! May my life bring You glory. In Jesus’ name. Amen.