Growing up we had many mockingbirds in our suburban yard, much to the chagrin of our cat! He would slink across the yard, hoping to avoid the swoop and attack of these territorial birds! I always loved their singing although my parents were not too thrilled to be awakened early by their loud song. Their mimicking of other species means that they are not too original with their own music. In a recording of one mockingbird in Massachusetts, thirty six songs of other species were recognized!
Our verse for today describes a song that is an original. It is a new song of praise to the Lord. It resembles no other but is a tribute to what the Lord has done in an individual life. There is no need to mimic other songs as personal experience makes up the lyrics. The Lord Himself has put this song into the mouth of the psalmist.
As believers we too have a new song! Our song stands out from the others. It sounds different and distinctive, unlike all the other music around us. This new song is full of praise for what God has done for us. Each of our songs tells a story of His love and faithfulness. Included are some of the discordant notes or minor chords that depict the hard times. But it always ends on a high note as we look forward to an eternity with Him. If I sing it loud enough and often enough, others hear and are challenged to trust Him!
Lord, keep me singing Your song today!