Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. Psalm 98:1
There is found a new excitement in life when a person survives a near death experience. When a person is in an automobile accident and by all normal means should have died, but did not, he is excited and full of joy. He will burst into song about how glad he is that he did not die.
That is a joy that bubbles up from the inside and pours out. It is a joy that cannot be contained or kept quiet.
Most people, however, do not experience something like this. They just keep going through life day to day with nothing major happening. If anything, they are dreading each day and depressed. They do not see anything to sing about.
The author tells the people to sing a new song because of what God has done. God had worked out salvation for the people.
God had made a way to save a person from His sins by sending Jesus to die on the cross. With His death and resurrection, Jesus was able to destroy sin and provide life, eternal life. A person can be saved from sin and death.
This is something that a person can get excited about and sing for joy. It gives a person a new song in his life, one that will not end. It is no longer dependent upon things going well, because this is the best and is eternal. No one can take away the salvation that Jesus has provided.
Instead of going through life with dread, fear or depression, one can go with a song of joy. This is a new song in life, one that the world does not know or understand.
If you know Jesus as your Savior, think about what He has done for you. You were on a path to death. You had a death sentence upon your head, with no hope of missing it.
Now you have life for eternity. You have been forgiven of sins done wrong. You have been given a new lease on life, a reason to live. Sing for joy.
Burst out in song letting the world know what God has done for you. Let the world know the power God has for them.
This is the new song you can sing, regardless of what is happening in and around you in this world.
I pray today that you will know the salvation Jesus provides you; that you will know the joy of walking with God; that God will put a new song in your heart; and that you will let the world know about what Jesus has done.