A New Dawn
Written By: Chris Mace
Dawn! A new day is on the verge of its possibilities. Will it be routine? Mundane? Challenging? Disappointing? Exhausting? Exciting? End in uncertainties? Will it finish on a good note with enthusiasm and hope for another day?
Matt Redman released his album “10,000 Reasons” in 2012. It included “The sun comes up, its a new day dawning.” The lyrics harmonize with those of Psalm 103, which extolls the daily benefits of a relationship with God, who knows our vulnerabilities, understands that we are dust, is merciful and forgiving, and compassionately “crowns” life with love and healing. He redeems, satisfies with good, rectifies wrongs and brings justice to the oppressed. His goodness enriches and sustains the day…
Knowing all that, the Psalmist and the songster greet the dawn with a song in their hearts:
“The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning
Whatever may pass
It’s time to sing your song again
And whatever lies before me,
let me be singing when the evening comes.”
“Bless the Lord, Oh my soul
Oh my soul, Worship his holy name.
Sing like never before, Oh my soul,
I will worship your holy name.”
Their songs are reminders that those who trust God can begin and conclude each day with thanksgiving, rejoicing as the recipients of His benefits regardless of what the day has brought. The evening song begins and ends as the morning one did with total confidence in God’s sovereignty and soul protection.
“This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24)