Monday, September 10, 2012

What song is on your lips?

Somebody reading this today may find themselves in a different land. Perhaps, you are in a place that you have never been before. You may find yourself in a place that seems foreign to you, or a place that you just don't know how you got there or what to do about it.

Often times, when we find ourselves somewhere that feels uncomfortable we begin to whistle a different song. Instead of singing Zion, we hum "woe is me".

Reminds me of God's chosen people who were taken into Babylonian captivity.

Psalm 137:3,4 "For there our captors demanded of us songs, and our tormentors mirth, saying, 'Sing us one of the songs of Zion.' How can we sing the Lord's song in a foreign land."

As if being held captive wasn't misery enough, God's people were being asked by their captors to sing one of the songs of Zion. But they were in a foreign land, they had never been here before and their hearts were sad. Their spirits were so low that they weren't sure if they could play for idol worshippers or sing the Lords song in pagan land.

Sometimes I think we are like that. We live in a world that seemingly has forgotten all about God. Every where we look, there is pain and confusion, and it is difficult to keep whistling praise in such times of trouble. But even in despite of sadness, disease and destruction, God will still give us a song if we let Him.

When we find ourselves going thru foreign land, and feeling like we are being held captive, we still have a song to sing, we just might need to change the song. To a song of praise.

What song is on your lips today?


Denise said...

Amazing Grace is on my lips today.

Debbie Petras said...

Oh yes; praise Him each day and all day long.