“God, You are the composer; I am the song.”
“I sing for joy at what Your hands have done.” (Psalm 92:4 NIV)
I love music. It’s been said that music can calm a savage beast. It certainly was a tool in David’s hand to calm King Saul when he was in a crazed state of mind. (1 Samuel 16:23) Music is the creative expression of the feelings of it’s composer and can evoke any atmosphere, such as a soothing, soft piano, or the melodic, rousing march of a full band, stirring us to rise to a call to action. Whatever your mood or occasion, there is music to express, or reinforce it. The Gaithers wrote a song many years ago that I always loved, called “The Source of Music.”
“You ask me why my heart keeps singing, why I can sing when things go wrong. But since I’ve found the source of music, I just can’t help it. God gave the song.”
I like the thought of God as the composer and us being His song. Each day He orchestrates our life, bringing a new line or two to the composition. As time goes on, the lines become chapters of our lives – the verses of the song. He’ll occasionally bring us to a great exciting place of crescendo, and at another time, direct us to a contrasting, quiet place.
There is a rhythm to our lives, a time and a season for everything. His timing is always perfect. All of this is wisely interspersed with rests. There are times that we may have a little trouble with the timing, but if we follow the Composer’s cues, we will always find our way back to the sweet, familiar refrain that holds the whole beautiful composition together. “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23)
We all are His song, and songs are meant to be sung. We can encourage one another with our personal God-given melodies. Who needs to hear what God has written on your heart today?
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10) Let the music begin!
God bless your day! That’s the view from here . . .