A New Song
Thursday, January 28, 2021 by Barbara Higby
What’s new (beside the year)? A new song!
Despite the Teacher’s proclamation in Ecclesiastes that life is meaningless, that is only true of those who live solely for this brief time on earth. Those who know God have a new life (last week’s post) and a new song. This song springs from the marvelous things* God has done in us and for us.
- I know the giddy joy of forgiven sin—no guilt, no burden, no condemnation—and I sing a new song.
- I relish the assurance I am watched over, cared for, and protected—and I sing a new song.
- I rejoice in God-given purpose, fulness, and satisfaction—and I sing a new song.
- I revel in the peace of a cleansed soul and a confident future—and I sing a new song.
But sometimes I get caught up in the old melodies, familiar refrains of pity, worry. and fear. Sometimes I sing a dirge, forgetting who I am. Sometimes I sing the blues, focusing on the troubles of this world. Sometimes I sing the silly songs that invite me to ignore my purpose and position. Then I catch myself and with the psalmist I say, “Awake, my soul!”
I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
I will sing of you among the peoples.
For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;Psalm 57:9-10
your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
I Love Ts
Worship is Endless
Worship is Exclusive
Worship is Elimination
Worship is Expectation
Worship is Engagement
Worship is Entrance
The Afterlife (?)
I Love Spring
A New Heaven & Earth
A New Command: Love
A New Unity
A New Song
What’s new (beside the year)?
My word for the year
Do you choose a word for the year?
And His name will be… Prince of Peace
And His name will be… Everlasting Father
And His name will be… Mighty God
And His name will be… Wonderful Counselor
Thanks Giving #4
Thanks Giving #3
Thanks Giving #2
I Love Fall
Small part, great power: E—Exercise
Small part, great power: U—Utter Wisdom
Small part, great power: G—Glorify God
Small part, great power: N—No negativity
Small part, great power: O—Offer
Small part, great boasts: T
“Father Knows Best”
“To Tell the Truth”
“Charles in Charge”
I Love Blue