Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance.
The trumpet is one of the most significant instruments used at the Jewish festivals in celebration, as a sound of triumph, a signal of battle or an alarm.
- On the Day of Atonement, after the High Priest had sprinkled the blood of the lamb on the Mercy Seat and exited the Holy Place, the trumpets were blown in praise for the forgiveness of sins.
- Every fifty years the Year of Jubilee was celebrated, where the trumpets were sounded to proclaim the release of the prisoners, the waiving off of all debts and the restoration of all lost inheritance.
Though this is what the Jews did in anticipation of the Messiah, how much more should we, the spiritual Israelites be continually celebrating what the Lord has done for us! No longer is the blood of innocent lambs required, for the Lamb of Lambs Himself chose to willingly be scarred by the impure blood of those He so passionately loves. He doesn’t look at our sins but rather conceals and cancels them with His redeeming blood calling us holy, blameless and righteous.
The Lord confirmed this in Luke 4 saying, ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, He has anointed me to preach the good news to the poor, release to the captives, sight to the blind, and liberty to the oppressed.’ We don’t await the year of Jubilee because we are sealed in the year of jubilee for as long as we remain in Christ and Christ in us. So, though not having a trumpet, we shout out in joy, rejoicing in what the Lord has done for us. We are a new creation, completely regenerated by the precious Holy Spirit. Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for your relentless love that never gives up on us. May the joyful sound be something that comes from within us, something that we experience, something that is personal. We lift up our voice in thanksgiving for all that we have in and through you. In Jesus’ Name!