“I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry…He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.” (Psalm 40:1,3)
I have been humming a tune for a few days now. Songs seem to resonate within my heart and soul. Sometimes it’s like I have a ipod in my brain that keeps reshuffling songs. It’s almost scary at times that I can recite song lyrics I learned as a child. But more recently, the tune that’s been in my ear and my head is a tune U2 began singing and still sings today at the end of their concerts. It’s a song that comes right out of the Bible. It is found in Psalm 40, a psalm of David – the man after God’s own heart. David describes within this epic poem the holiness and salvation of God. How God has rescued David’s life out of the pit and has given him a new song to sing which includes love and praise to the Almighty for what He has done. It is a new song, yet a song that still needs to be sung by all of us…
There are people all around the World longing to sing a new song. It is an old song, an ancient song, yet with it brings new life, new hope, and a fresh start. There are people all around the World longing to find a peace that passes all understanding, a peace that penetrates their troubles in life and provides relief. Perhaps you’re in need of this new song today as well.
When we consider the songs this world has to offer, we will eventually come up short and unsatisfied. All of earth’s wealth could never compare to the glorious riches that God the Father can provide to us. He will give us a new song to sing. He will gladly put these words in our mouth and lift us up out of the muck and mire. He is most definitely worthy to be praised!
Will you sing a new song? Are you prepared to encounter the Creator of the Universe who can lift you up from our desolate pit? Perhaps it’s time to stop humming the songs of the earth which will evaporate and disolve like snow, and ask God for an eternal song, which will last for all time.
-Just a thought.