From The Mountaintops
10 Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise from the end of the earth, you who go down to the
sea, and all that fills it, the coastlands and their inhabitants.
11 Let the desert and its cities lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar inhabits; let the habitants
of Sela sing for joy, let them shout from the top of the mountains.
12 Let them give glory to the Lord, and declare his praise in the coastlands.
13 The Lord goes out like a mighty man, like a man of war he stirs up his zeal; he cries out, he
shouts aloud, he shows himself mighty against his foes.
14 For a long time I have held my peace; I have kept still and restrained myself; now I will cry
out like a woman in labor; I will gasp and pant. Isaiah 42:10-14
This month we will be focused on sharing our story, and this sharing is done through the lens of
the cross. Here in Isaiah 42 they are being asked to “sing a new song” and “shout from the
mountaintops” this new song. The new song is our story of redemption (see 42:1-9) and we should
shout this so loud and long that we should “gasp and pant”. If we are transparent about how often
we successfully do this I believe we can all agree that we can so better. It is for that very reason that we are focused on this for an entire month. This new song that we sing because of Jesus Christ is not only bringing glory to the King of Heaven and earth, it is also saving and redeeming those that are living without hope. This personified also in 42:16 in showing that the songs that we sing for His glory will lead the blind in straight and level paths. It is critical that we do this….. not suggested…..not requested….. not asked but COMMANDED by the King of Heaven and Earth. Go and give truth and life to all peoples of the earth, regardless of belief, race, sex, appearance, ability or influence.
Then he says….. FEAR NOT FOR I AM ALWAYS WITH YOU. SO SING!
Grace and Peace,
Dustin B. Cooper