Observation: The coastlands and creation are impartial observers of justice and liberation. Creation and all nations burst into song at the deliverance of the Lord.
Application: Isaiah invites us to sing a new son of justice and liberation. A song different from the tired old story of injustice and captivity. Singing a new song helps us know that we worship a living God! Singing a new song is a reminder that this song is different from the songs we used to sing at the side of the river when we wept in exile, in captivity.
This new song is a song of freedom that we embrace to know that we are no longer living in prisons of our own doing and if we are, release is coming. Songs are an important part of our faith. Singing this new song illustrates for us that God is at work in the world and that we get to participate and join in this new song.
Prayer: Oh Come, Oh come Emmanuel and ransom captive Israel.