In our last posting we began looking at the Arise and Shine song. Do you remember at the end of the article I suggested that this is a song Yahuah is singing to us?
(Refresh your memory here, if you’d like to see the article or song lyrics again).
Really?! (I hear the cry) Where in the Bible can I find Yahuah singing me a song?
Well, the Song of Solomon is one place (if you accept the interpretation of the book being love songs between Yahuah and His Bride). Another place is Zeph. 3:17 where ’The Message Bible translation’ renders the verse as ‘He’ll calm us with His love and delight us with His songs.’
God will delight me with His songs? Awesome!
As surprising as it sounds, it does make sense when you think about it. We hear all the time in the Bible that we’re in a relationship with Yahuah Elohim. So, if our singing to Him is designed to delight, it’s beautiful to know that He does the same to us.
It really puts a new angle on the song doesn’t it? If we think about it as song that Yahuah is singing to us?
Even just considering the part ‘... for the light has come at last’. If Yahuah is singing this about you. If He’s singing it about me. Then He’s saying that WE are the ones who ‘make things visible’.
We are the ones who ‘have come at last’. He’s been calling us and waiting on us. Remember when Yahusha said: “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” (Matt. 5:14) and “...he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also…” (John 14:12)?
And this is part of how He is ‘delighting us’ with this song. He’s saying that He needs us. That we have a job to do. Consider the idea that because <INSERT YOUR NAME HERE> is with Him, His ‘darkest days are now past’. That’s what happens if we continue His mission and be His light in the world. If we become His city high up on a hill, shining His love and kindness out into a world where darkness of hate and meanness is prevalent.
Encouraged. Challenged. Humbled. Inspired. These are just some of the things I feel when I consider that my Creator is saying these things about me. How do you feel? What is your response to Him?
I encourage you to have another look at the words of the song now and consider how Yahuah is singing it to you today and what your reply to Him is.