Singing A New Song
Sing to the Lord a new song; Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Music has always been an important part of my life. But, until recently, it had taken more of a "back burner" in my life due to other work commitments. It has been a joy, therefore, that in retirement I am now able to use my musical abilities once again in service to the Lord. Assisting with directing the chancel and handbell choirs at my church as well as singing and playing handbells have brought satisfaction, new learning and meaning to my life in recent months. It has occurred to me, however, that there are many ways to "sing a new song" to the Lord that might not even involve music. Often, we are reluctant to try new things in order to serve. We get stuck in what feels comfortable and safe to us and don't want to branch out. But, could the Lord be calling us to serve in a new area or in a new way? Perhaps, the Lord calls us to "sing a new song" with something we have not done before. Tomorrow, I will sing a new song to the Lord as I preach the sermon at my church for the very first time. It is a task that I face with gratitude, anticipation, reverence, humbleness and awe. I have never sung this song before. And, I do not know if it is within the Lord's plan for me to continue singing this song, or if this song will be sung one time. I am open, however, to listening for the voice of the Lord and looking at Him to direct my "singing" in whatever form that may take.
What new song are you called to sing unto the Lord today?