The Song of Faith
Today’s Scripture Selection: Exodus 15:1-2
Once God acted in power, just as promised, and the people of God were freed, how could they help but sing?
“I will sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. The horse and its rider he hurled into the sea. The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.”
How often do we have occasion to sing a similar song? I imagine it is far often than we might sometimes admit.
God sees and hears our distress, God intervenes, and God sets us free – perhaps not literally but just as real.
I remember when I worked in the camping program for my church; there were daily opportunities for the youth to sing their praises to God.
Sometimes the songs were silly little things – just to get the kids laughing and relating to each other.
Sometimes the songs were filled with exuberant praise as only youth can exhibit.
Sometimes there was poignancy, and great emotional content, where the youth let down their guard about being “cool” and sang with great passion.
As we grow older, many of us lose that ability to so freely express our love of God.
Still, we have reason to sing – just as much as people have through the ages when an Almighty God acted in unbounded grace.
“The LORD is my strength and my salvation.”
Now that’s worth singing about.