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A New Song

We have had a couple hatches of Mountain Bluebirds this summer, and the new crop has been learning to forage on their own this week.  I try to keep a ground-level pan of water filled for drinking and bathing, and the youngsters readily use it.  They tend to be pretty skittish, but this evening they seemed to want a bath more than they wanted to distance themselves from me and my camera!  One would think that a bird as beautiful as the Mountain Bluebird would have an incredible song and vocals, but that isn’t really the case.  It is not that their song is bad, it just isn’t very musical.  Typically they are most vocal in the morning, but on a cool evening they will break out in song…as it were.

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Sing unto him a new song: play skilfully with a loud noise. Psalm 33:3

From J. Vernon MeGee’s Thru the Bible:  We are to sing a new song unto the Lord. What is that new song? Several psalms speak of a new song that will be sung in the future. I think when the time comes to sing that new song there will be new singers also. I am going to have a new body, and I think I will be able to sing. I hope the Lord will let me sing in heaven. Revelation 5:9 says, “And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.” The psalmist exhorts us to sing a song of praise to God because He is our Creator, but the new song we will sing in heaven will be because the Lord Jesus Christ is our Redeemer. In Revelation 14:3 we read, “And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.” A new song will be sung in the future.

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