Observation: The prophet encourages us to sing a new song. All creation, the seas and coastlands sing for Joy. Yet this song ends with a lamenting God, expressing prayers uninformed by the revelation of God, alarmed by Israel's disobedience.
Application: You know it happens, you get a song stuck in your head, it stays there for it seems like forever. Recently, a friend of our family gave us a CD. It was a Christian Rock CD for children. Now, before I tell you anything else, I am always suspect of all Christian 'worship' music cd's. They can go sideways theologically very quickly. We packed this CD with us on our way on a long road trip. We turned it on to let the kids sing a long to it or at least keep them entertained. In short we took a risk knowing very well these new songs could be terrible. However, we were really surprised, that CD got played several times during that trip and continues to be a connection to God for our family while we drive from place to place in our car.
One of these new songs that has become one of our family's love languages (Click on the youtube video to hear it below)
"My God, you supply all my needs, according to his Word, according to his riches and glory."