‘I will sing to the Lord for He has triumphed gloriously…’ The Lord is my strength and song … my salvation. Ex 15: 1 – 21.
Moses’s song after the Israelites had passed through the Red Sea and were delivered from the pursuing Egyptians has two perspectives:
(1) LOOKING BACK AND
(2) LOOKING FORWARD
In the first verses of that song, Moses reflects on what God has done to deliver His people (vv 1 – 2) then in vv 13 – 18 he looks forward to what God will do to establish His people in their new land.
Music has the power to lift our spirits reminding us of God’s faithfulness in the past. When we are discouraged, we can sing songs and hymns that raise our eyes from the challenges around us to see the power and presence of the Lord.
We are reminded that He is our strength, our Song and our Salvation.
My personal experience is that each time I feel burdened by challenging circumstances in my life, family and Ministry and I pray – the Song IS. 41:10 jumps into my spirit.
N’ihina MU ONWEM bu CHINEKE GI- E
Mm ga – agbagiume
Mm gaenyeregi aka
Mm ga – eji aka nrinkeeziomume mu kwagidegi.
This is usually followed by so many other songs from the Nigh- Neighbour Family Favorite (NNFF) songs& choruses books. Honestly I always found the cloud heaviness and darkness disappear into joy and dancing. Yes o! Beethoven, Edwards, and all great song writers and collators understand the power of music to motivate, encourage and inspire people.
Indeed, songs of praise raise our eyes to see God’s faithfulness at all times and in all circumstances, I am a living witness to that and SO SHOULD YOU! Let’s keep praising God as He keeps working in our lives, families and Ministries.
Onyenweanyi no n’olu