On the eleventh day of Christmas, JESUS gave to me A thousand songs to sing, Streets of pure gold, Mansions above, A Robe and a Crown, A body glorified, Power from on high, Joy for my soul, Love for all men, Peace in my heart, Everlasting Life, and Salvation full and free.
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear And will trust in the LORD. Psalm 40:3 NASB
Someone recently said to me, “I can’t wait for 2019 to be over! This is one year I will not miss!” She was lamenting to me about her woes and struggles of 2019. When I look back at 2019, I can pinpoint many times I too was filled with uncertainty. Sometimes I felt like I was stuck on a hamster wheel called life and I questioned my very purpose on this earth. A few times I had full-blown anxiety attacks. But one thing I know for sure is that the blessings of the LORD upon my life in 2019 were incredible; some of them utterly unbelievable!
If I were to count those blessings, words would not be enough to thank God. For starters, He has woken me up for 357 days in a row. I am on this side of eternity and I am ending the year with a heart of gratitude in spite of everything that went down in the year. That is enough to burst out into songs of praise.
O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer’s praise!