With the season changing to spring there are an unimaginable number of noisy birds that love to sing their heads off outside my bedroom window as the sun comes up. It’s as if they feel it is their job to tell the world that the night is over and the day is here. They rob me of sleep as it is impossible to drown out their singing with my pillow or my quilt! They demand my attention. That’s the picture I have when I read the beginning of this Psalm. The psalmist exhorts us to sing, sing, sing, sing – to tell, to declare, to call out, to praise our great God. Imagine if the people of God (that includes me too!) couldn’t stop singing, telling, calling out, praising and declaring who God is and what He has done? Would we wake anybody up – would they realise that something good has happened – better than just the sun rising another day – the King of Glory is alive and well and at work in the world – bring hope and restoring joy, setting the captives free and putting a new song in our hearts. That would be amazing.
Lord I want to sing out your goodness – I want to announce daily who you are and what you have done and what you are doing? May it be music to your ears and a wake up call to those who do not know you yet!
Written by Ps. Linda Quinn