Wednesday Word 12.28.2016

Psalm 98

1 Sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvelous things;
his right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
2 The Lord has made his salvation known
and revealed his righteousness to the nations.
3 He has remembered his love
and his faithfulness to Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
4 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
burst into jubilant song with music;
5 make music to the Lord with the harp,
with the harp and the sound of singing,
6 with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn —
shout for joy before the Lord, the King.
7 Let the sea resound, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it.
8 Let the rivers clap their hands,
let the mountains sing together for joy;
9 let them sing before the Lord,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples with equity.

Not just for the rich. Not only for celebrities and those who have grand accomplishments. That’s right, for you and me and for everyone. “The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness.” Forget about fear and dread. God-with-us has come to save us. My heart fills to overflowing with this knowledge. You can see it trickle down my cheeks many Sunday mornings. Joy!

Sing a new song! We will still have trials. We will still have sorrows. But we are not alone! Sing a new song! We will still stumble and make bad choices. But we are loved in spite of our weakness. Sing a new song! Sing a song of joy, of gratitude, of gladness. You are loved…something to pray about.

Your sister in Christ,