Some people say the song and dance of the believer is stagnant, short-sighted, out-dated, and boring. To this I say: really? Others ignorantly assume christianity is a glorified pep rally, playing the same old song and stale as cardboard. Well, let me tell ya.
The same song that is mocked has endless notes, it is music that fills the ears and heart tailored to each person with the same truth, is sweeter than a field of songbirds, and is music which can only be scored on a contrite and broken spirit. This song cannot be heard by the proud.
The song of the Creator resides in the hearts of His orchestra. His music is an accord, it is an agreement, it is a symphony of beauty and truth, knowledge and wisdom, and it is clear as a bell to the mind and soul, yes, clear as a trumpet.
When Kevin Costner danced with wolves, he recognized a song greater than his own. Granted, he was not singing the glories of the Lord, yet he knew in his heart there was one greater.
Believers instinctively bow to the chief Maestro, and hear words of grace and mercy which in turn tunes a heart to naturally sing His praise.
The song of the redeemed was penned with the notes from Golgotha’s hill, a song in which I suppose if you had a thousand tongues, you would barely sing His praise. “It is finished’ was the cry, but was also the opening verse for the new song…
They who sing this song share the music with others, unashamedly and willfully. To some it is music in their ears, to others it is cold and lifeless. To some it is a savor of life, to others a savor of death. Its a strange thing really, two people ‘hearing’ the same song, but one cannot hear. The difference? It is simply how the heart interprets the notes.
Creation, redemption, justification, propitiation, sanctification, glorification: can you hear the music?
Then again, it’s just the (ahem, excuse me) same old song………….or is it?