Sing to the Lord a New Song
~ Peggy Berglund
We find delight in seeing a child, totally uninhibited, singing a “never heard before” song. Maybe you were that child – putting to melody, words describing the beauty of a rainbow you were watching, or holding a puppy and singing words of endearment to the treasured pet. Maybe a new song was created with the child’s rendition of a song heard in a worship service, or perhaps words strung together expressing the child’s love for Jesus. A new song!
Recently while singing worship songs I noticed for the first time, a phrase that identifies us as “trophies of God’s grace”. We had sung the song many times, but on that day it became a new song for me – it ministered to my need. That truth is supported by scripture in Ephesians 2:7 (NLT)”So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.”
Perhaps you’ve had the same experience – an old song suddenly having new meaning for you because of where you are in life. Or perhaps you are blessed to have the uninhibited creativity of a child to sing a new song that’s never been sung before, expressing praise from your heart.
Ephesians 5:19b-20(NIV) “Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
What will your new song be today?
Thank you Lord for the gift of music – for those who write the words – those who create the melodies. Thank you for musicians and singers. Thank you for the way music reaches into my heart. Amen.