Have you ever watched one of your children or grandchildren at play? It doesn’t take very long until they start to hum a melody or to sing a song.
Why? Because they are happy! It just seems to come naturally for all of us to sing a happy tune. Whether singing along with the radio on the way to work or singing as you work, these are all expressions of joy and of happiness.
As people of faith, we have something to sing about! Psalm 40:3, “And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God:”.
The joy of the Lord is my strength. Part of our new life in Christ Jesus is the joy of our salvation! Our sins are forgiven and we are celebrating the our sin debt has been paid. No Guilt!
Psalm 95:1, “O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.” Verse 2 continues with “…and make a joyful noise unto Him with Psalms” (songs).
Psalm 96:1, “O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth.”
We have praised the Lord with instruments and with song. We sing today with joy and thanksgiving!
The prophetic Psalms even declare the there is coming a “Great Day of the Lord.” In that day, Jesus will rule and reign and the entire world will sing unto the Lord. Psalm 100:1, “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord. ALL YE LANDS.” Psalm 101:1, “I will sing of mercy and judgement: unto thee, O Lord, will I sing.”
God loves it when we sing! God loves it when you sing!
God loves it when the choir sings! God loves it when the Kingdom Heirs sing!
He loves it when we celebrate His love for us!
You are loved,
Pastor Ralph Sexton