𝗛𝗲 𝗽𝘂𝘁 𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝘆 𝗺𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵, 𝗮 𝗵𝘆𝗺𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗚𝗼𝗱. 𝗣𝘀𝗮𝗹𝗺 𝟰𝟬:𝟯
Songs are expressions of the heart’s affections. For when the core of our beings well up with overflowing feelings, it gushes out like a spring, spewing out its content.
Every song is like a prayer, either pleading, lamenting, regretting, rejoicing, wanting, giving, worshipping or praising! Because a song voices our thoughts, what we meditate upon will surely come out of us.
When we think about God’s love, what does this evoke in us?
He lavishly demonstrated Himself and His very nature in the cross of Christ. Imagine Jesus while on earth, going about doing only good, defending the weak, healing the sick, comforting the lonely even when he himself had no roof on His head. Even when he himself was tired and weary, he kept pace! Even when men insulted him, when even his family did not believe in Him, even when close friends betrayed him, he stayed his course. At the garden of agony, Jesus wept blood like tears because of the pain He was to endure for you and me. When everyone deserted Him and even The Father too in deep pain, had to look away because Jesus was then made sin for us, The Godhead kept their gaze on us and the Son drew His strength on the thought that soon we’d all be made free at last!
Moses knew this God of love and sang, “The Lord is my strength and song. He has become my salvation. This is my God, and I will praise him; my father’s God, and I will exalt him. – Ex 15:2
David likewise sang, The Lord is my strength and song. He has become my salvation. – Ps 118:14
The book of Revelations states: They sang the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and marvelous are your works, Lord God, the Almighty! Righteous and true are your ways, you King of the nations. – Rev 15:3
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙛 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙖𝙡𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙣𝙚𝙬 𝙨𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙙𝙚𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙇𝙤𝙧𝙙 𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨. His love is the root from which this new song comes resonating forth. What a joyful and victorious anthem we are privileged to sing daily even so as we prepare also to sing it with even greater significance on that heavenly reunion, one day soon!
𝗤𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗼𝗻:
1. How about you, what song resonates in your heart? 2. Do you find the anthem of the cross ringing in your heart continually and how is it affecting the way you live?
Blessed Father, Son and Holy Spirit how truly amazing is your great grace. You who live in pure and Holy light have made a way for me. You have touched me with the radiance of your love. My heart is lifted in Praise to you. For to you, I owe my life, my everything! The song of your great redemption now remains in my heart. I pray I would always keep the emblem of the cross before me so I could ever be guided by its significance; and that I may purposely live for you all my days even as I also await that glorious dawn, when I shall get to sing this song together with all your people, to magnify your name as one. Amen