April 30 – Blessed to Sing a New Song

Declaring God’s glory among the nations and His wonderful works among all peoples is a main theme of Christian missions. For about a decade and a half, from 1997-2011, our family met annually with many other families in a big group setting. For roughly a week we would focus on training which would increase our abilities to share God’s love with those who did not yet know Him who were living in various Asian cultures.  We gathered together to pray and to sing and often we were introduced to new songs expressing honor to our Creator and Redeemer.

This concept of singing new songs to God is at least as old as the Psalms.  Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth! Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.  The rhythm and melody may change over the years, but the profound need to sing praise to an unchanging God remains the same.  May we wholeheartedly sing out God’s praises and faithfully tell of His goodness to all nations, among all peoples, no matter where in God’s world we live.  Bless His name!

Psalm 96:1-2 ESV