Last week I read Beth Moore's Get out of that Pit.
I haven't been in a pit, but it was a good read. There was a chapter near the end entitled "Singing a New Song" that was really exciting to me. It presented the idea that we were all born for song. Our lives are a song. We are surrounded by song. We need song.
And since I don't want to write for permission to copy what she said, I'm just going to tell you what I got from the chapter in my own words.
“ Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements?
Surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
To what were its foundations fastened?
Or who laid its cornerstone,
When the morning stars sang together,
And all the sons of God shouted for joy?"
Music is eternal. Outer space is filled with the songs of stars we can't comprehend. Heaven rings with the songs of angels. God invented music and set about filling the universe with it.
"You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance."
God wants us to be free, and he surrounds us, in the midst of our battle, with songs of deliverance!
Beth Moore said to think of all the dramatic movies you've seen. She specifically mentions The Return of the King and Remember the Titans. The Lion King being my favorite movie, that's what comes to mind for me. (Ok, Hanz Zimmer is amazing, so I'm not ashamed. lol)
Movies are filled with amazingly haunting scores, triumphant scores, joyful, aching, glorious melodies. If earthly music, played on earthly instruments to accompany a drama written by fallen people has such moving power, just imagine the accompaniment with which God surrounds us! Surely it is composed of melodies we could never imagine, with sounds and structure we could never comprehend!
So... I don't know a good way to wrap this up, but that was an amazing thought to me and I thought it was worth sharing. Not only does He fill our hearts with unutterable songs to Him, and the heavens with songs beyond our comprehension, He surrounds us in the midst of our struggles with "ringing cries" and "shouts of deliverance". (Strong's Concordance)