In Search of the Lost Chord

I know I haven’t written anything in my blog for a long time and I can understand why no one would be looking for a new entry.  But, here it is –just in time for Christmas.  In 1968, when the Moody Blues released the song, “In Search of the Lost Chord,” I sensed the spirituality of the song, but couldn’t conceptualize anything.  I now equate the Lost Chord with Jesus. The Lost Chord resolves the dissonance of creation.  Whatever is not right with the universe is made right by the resolving chord.  The Christmas story is the story of how that resolving chord came into the world.  When you think about it, the chord that resolves a dissonance in music is there from the very beginning –hence the Gospel of John begins, “In the beginning was the Word (logos).” Jesus freaks like to think about what that says about Jesus.  I like to think what it says about God.  Merry Christmas.

About olafpastordale

Pastor at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, North Minneapolis

Posted on December 18, 2013, in St. Olaf Blog. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. hello there,
    I wish to thank you Pastor Dale for posting this blog. as I have just today finalized a leg of the search of my soul path, I found your thought at the end of your writing, the most potent piece of the puzzle so far: “when you think about it, THE CHORD that resolves *A* dissonance in MUSIC is THEIR from the very BEGINNING.
    with just a few alterations, the clues become clear.
    when I finally do get to America, 2020/2021, finding your church and thanking you personally is on my list of things to do.

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