“Sing a new song to the Lord, for he has done wonderful deeds. His right hand has won a mighty victory; his holy arm has shown his saving power! The Lord has announced his victory and has revealed his righteousness to every nation! He has remembered his promise to love and be faithful to Israel. The ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God. Shout to the Lord, all the earth; break out in praise and sing for joy! Sing your praise to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and melodious song, with trumpets and the sound of the ram’s horn. Make a joyful symphony before the Lord, the King! Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise! Let the earth and all living things join in. Let the rivers clap their hands in glee! Let the hills sing out their songs of joy before the Lord, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with justice, and the nations with fairness.”
Psalms 98:1-9 NLT
Song your own new song of praise to the Lord today. Let your heart pour out words of adoration to God! Tell of His excellent greatness. Shout to the top of your lungs about His Holiness! Join in with the multitude of saints around the world in harmonious symphony. He has brought us salvation, given us everlasting life, and mercifully guided us through this dark world. The light of His Word has illuminated our path. His angels have guarded our steps. His grace has sustained us. His love has assured and comforted us. His joy has strengthened us. His peace has settled us. His kindness has encouraged us. His goodness has overwhelmed us. His patience has tolerated us. His mercies are new each day!!
Join with all of creation and lift your voice in declaring the power of Almighty God! He is coming! The earth itself, and all its creatures, groan in anticipation of His glorious reclamation of this earth. His justice will be known on that day! Once again, we will walk in absolute harmony with our Lord as Adam did in the garden of Eden. Just as God gave victory to Israel, He gives victory to all who trust in His Son, Jesus Christ! This world may have its hardships but, through it all, God has promised us victory. We, as His saints, are not fighting for victory, we are walking with victory. The Conquering King is coming!
“For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.)”
Romans 8:19-25 NLT
Are you looking forward to that day? I sure am!! Praise Him for being your Lord, Father, and Savior today!
Rev. Curtis Norris