Saturday, March 26, 2011

The True Song

"The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him" (Exodus 15:2).

The song, or singing, is universal to man. It is the vehicle by which our deepest thoughts and emotions are brought to the fore, in a stream of melody and harmony.

If the man who is without God sings from the wellspring of his autonomy, the man of God, as Moses shows us, sings from a place of deep theological reflection and affection. In the battles of life, he knows and feels dependence—a singular clinging to God—and this moves him to song!

The song finds it teleological significance only when it flows from the dependent and worshipping lips of the child of God.

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