A New Song
By Jill Briscoe
“Oh, sing unto the Lord a new song!” ~ Psalm 98:1
Who needs a new song? Do you ever get tired of the old tune? I do! Listening to the radio, I tend to search for a variation on the old theme, a melody that brings notes of newness into my head and my heart.
A new song! Spiritually, many of us need a new song to sing. Some of us are sung out, tired of singing solo, or of being lost in a big choir where no one notices our contribution! God can give us a new song to sing. It will start when we meet with Him and tune in to the vibrations of heaven. Songs you’ve never sung before have a fresh, sweet, winsome sound that alerts those around you to the state of your soul. God gave me a new song when my children got married, when my husband had to be away a lot, and when I got sick and had to have a scary operation. They were new songs because I’d never been in those situations, and new situations require new songs. They were not always happy songs, but who says all songs are happy ones? A minor key can be just as pretty as a major one.
The important thing is to sing a song – a new song of faith and hope, of self –discovery or God – discovery, at every turn of the road, every station, every resting place. Just today I asked Him to help me find something to sing about as I washed up a pile of dirty dishes. He helped me compose a new song over the kitchen sink. God is never stuck for a tune. New songs are the Spirit’s business – ask Him to give you one.