Sing to the LORD, For He has done excellent things; this is known in all the earth. Isaiah 12:5
Singing is an inherent part of human life. Throughout our civilization, we have sung in different ways. We have put every kind of emotion in our songs and our lyrics. In ways like when war veterans came home, they were singing, dancing, and rejoicing. When we come to church, every single time, whether we are part of a small fellowship or a prayer group, we always tend to sing to the Lord.
Isaiah, a profound prophet, bridged God’s messages to the Israelites. He is saying this to the Israelites See, look, guys, God has not just given us laws and commandments and gone away. No, he has proved to be a faithful God. Even through your rebellion, He is ready to forgive you if you come and ask him, repent of your ways, and be steady with God. In the new covenant, how is it? It is through Jesus Christ. We are supposed to believe in him. We need not even sacrifice because the ultimate sacrifice, the price, has been paid through Jesus.
So singing and rejoicing together is a beautiful part of our lives. It is like a beautiful necklace or a beautiful garment that has many colors and patterns. Like the songs of the psalm or the parables of Jesus.
God, calling us to be His disciples, understands our inherent sinful nature. Yet He reminds us of our identity, known even before the foundation of the world. He beckons us to resist the world’s corruption, reassuring us as a caring Father. Our lives are an anthem of worship—a continual offering of praise to a God who does not just act but performs excellent and mighty deeds. As the year draws to a close and the month of Christ begins, let us join in a resounding song of gratitude. Our privilege is profound—to know God and serve Him wholeheartedly.