Every year in the month of December there is a groundswell of emotion that circles the globe. Stores begin to play christmas music, radios start broadcasting programs that center around a uplifting and joyful spirit. People begin to look up from their busy lives and to recognize that relationships and community are important.
As human being, we tend to be creatures of habit. We may desire a better circumstance in our lives or to see a world without such pain, but many times we see through history the never ending cycle of pain and sadness.
Albert Einstein once said that “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again – and expecting different results.”
However, there is only one way to change the circumstances in our lives. We can’t continue to do the same thing that got us to where we are. We must change the equation.
The Psalmist understood this when he wrote:
Sing to the LORD a new song;
sing to the LORD, all the earth.
The holiday season shows us that the spirit of Christ can transform the world when people begin to “Sing a new song.”
For far to many years, humanity has sung the same song. A song of sin and sadness. A song filled with deception and lies. Cantatas full of hate, ballads driving people into oppression. Yes, there have been break-out notes in history, and sometimes a crescendo of voices. Yet throughout history, our song has often stayed the same, with the same wore-out chorus. History tends to repeat itself.
But it can change!
It is time for us to sing a new song. A song that begins in our hearts and breaks out into a joyful chorus. Instead of singing the blues tunes of worry, transform the melodies of your heart into a station of faith. Put away the driving staccato of the drumbeat of evil and begin a new rhythm and melody filled with the love of Jesus Christ.
If but one person begins to humm this new joyful melody, before long the person beside you will want to join in. All around you people will stop and listen to this song of hope, peace, and joy.
So “sing to the LORD a new song,” your new song, and soon others will be singing it, too.