A Brand New Tune
Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 96-98
Key verses: Psalm 96:1-2
“Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.”
Life can be fun and exciting; frightening and difficult; and sometimes – a little boring.
Most of us can identify with that feeling, can’t we; that we are just “going through the motions” day after day?
Well the Psalmist has another suggestion for “day after day.”
It’s to find a brand new tune. It’s to sing to the LORD a new song. It’s to find a way of living; a way of serving; a way of loving that quickens the heart and the spirit and causes us to cry out in melody.
Now, I know. You might read these words and sigh, “Who, me? You don’t understand; you don’t know what my circumstances are. You don’t get how it is. You don’t know me and what I am up against.”
Well, maybe not.
But God does. God knows you better than you know yourself. Even now, right now, this very instant you draw breath; God is at work in your life. And who knows what He has planned for you?
So, take a deep breath. Square your shoulders. Fill your lungs with life – in all its rich possibility. And get ready to sing a new song of praise to God.
Just let it out – even if it’s a little off tune.
It will be music to God’s ears.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for giving me heart and voice to sing. AMEN.