Eight Day of Lent

Psalm 33
Orientation

When is a song not just a song?
When it’s a bold declaration of truth and trust. When it’s the chorus of the created rising to praise the Creator.

So, All creatures of our God and King, lift up your voice and with us sing. You make beautiful things out of dust. Bless the Lord, O My Soul, O My Soul… Joy to the world, the Lord is come.. …hope is stirring, hearts are yearning for you. Join with history’s crowd singin’-shouting “Praise is rising, hosanna!” My God is mighty to save… he rose and conquered the grave. There is a Redeemer… Sing “how great is our God…”

When is a song not just a song?
When it’s an expression of goodness, beauty, justice and love. When it’s a reflection of faithfulness. When it’s not just notes on a page, but the skilled, tuned, amplified expression of praise from a grateful re-oriented life.

So let hope rise. Sing strength for today… bright HOPE for tomorrow. “Day by day” declare with the heavens the glory of God. Sing “my HOPE is built on nothing less…than the living WORD and his righteousness.” Join with all creation “the centre of unbroken praise”. “…all the earth will shout Your praise… Our hearts will cry these bones will sing… Great are You Lord. Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to thee, how great Thou art… how great Thou art.

When is a song not just a song?
When with words, the created echoes the song that spoke everything into being. When it’s in Spirit-filled sync with the orchestration of the grand conductor composer. When it’s a defiant call to remember that God spoke order out of chaos and that tune never gets old. When you’re singing more than just a song.

So, let your life-song sing. Declare, You are the everlasting God… you don’t grow faint, you don’t grow weary. Take my moments and my days… let them flow in ceaseless praise. Blessed be the name of the Lord… Praise God from whom all blessings flow… Praise him all creatures here below… Praise him above ye heavenly hosts… Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Praise. Praise. Praise.
With a joy-full, hope-full, love-full song.
Amen

Glenn Peterson
Strathmore, AB