Monday, November 3, 2008

A new song; unearthly happenings.

Hi--I was reading this today and wanted to share it---I love the thoughts:

Beth Moore describes her feelings about what the psalmist means when he refers to singing a new song: "He means that a whole new level of praise begins to erupt from a delivered soul. It's as if a lid pops off of an undiscovered canyon somewhere deep inside, and a dam of living water breaks, rinses, and fills it. A testimony of God's goodness springs from the well to the lips. Music comes alive and suddenly puts words to what you feel."

She says it isn't always a song new to us--but a new level of praise or awareness.

She mentions the time she sat in a hospital room with Carrie McDonnall--Carrie was a Christian relief worker in Iraq and gunfire opened upon her and 4 other relief workers. Her husband of 22 months died and she was the sole survivor. She was riddled by bullets.....but she experienced something miraculous (others have experienced this too). Beth says, Carrie said that God seemed "to open her ears for a time to hear the music of heaven......Whatever the occasion for the music, Carrie testified that it was like nothing her ears had ever heard. She described a choir of countless voices, but my favorite part of her account was that she heard one set of harmony in one ear and another totally distinguishable set in the other." (Perhaps what she heard was the homecoming of her husband David and the other fellow workers).

I like how Beth describes God--and us-----"The originator of surround sound, God chases you down with melody and hems you in with harmony until your raptured soul finds liberty and your aching feet find stability. Christ, the King, the Creator of the Universe, seeks and surrounds you with songs of deliverance."

She talks about what it would be like to see our life on DVD played out from heaven's viewpoint: "We won't just hear the music; we'll see the movie. Surely all the best parts are held in heavenly archives that will be opened to us when we're there. Only this time, we'll get to see the whole picture: The raging war in the unseen realm that took place over our heads as the angels of light fought the angels of darkness. We'll see exactly where Jesus was and what He was doing while every event unfolded. We'll hear the voice of God commanding the elements to cooperate. Our bonds to disintegrate. And, after all our waiting, we'll get to know the exact moment when God yelled, 'Now!' Or at least I think we will. Because our King is a drama King. If He holds the score that contains the song of our deliverance, why wouldn't He also have the nonfiction movie that the songs were written for? After all, what's a score without a scene?"


  1. Thats a great way of looking at it! I love to praise the Lord. Thank you for this post.

    Hugs, Sharon

  2. So many times, I cannot put words to what I feel. Kind of weird for a writer... :)

    Oh, and I'm looking at the pic in the next post. I.. love... that... picture.

  3. Hi Kim,
    I'd like to add you to my invite list of people who may read my blog-I had to switch to invite only unfortunately.I need an email address to add...mine in on my profile...that is if you want:)

  4. Thank you for this encouraging post. Beth Moore has quite the gift for sharing. I appeciate your pointing out her words.

  5. Thank you, that was extremely valuable and interesting...I will be back again to read more on this topic.

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