Sometimes I get a tune or song stuck in my head. It plays over and over and over. If someone mentions or, worse yet, hums a bit of some songs, they get stuck. There is much joy and happiness in music, so ‘stuck’ may be a bad choice of words.
In today’s reading from the Song of Songs the author speaks of their lover coming to visit. The winter is over and spring is bounding out all around. New life can be found all over the place and he beckons her to join him in enjoying it. Visions of new shoots of green poking up through the earth as birds sing songs carried off on a warm breeze fill my mind. It is a time that makes the heart smile.
The relationships between lovers also parallels our relationship with God. Each morning God calls out to us, sings to us, at the start of each new day. Like an expectant child lying in bed awaiting Christmas morning or a fiance about to pop the question, God cannot wait to welcome us to a brand new day. The actual time or season of the year does not really matter – God is anxious for us to begin a new day with Him. It is God’s desire that each new day is full of His presence.
2 Corinthians 5:17 reads, “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new is come!” Each day is a new day as we walk with our Lord. His mercies are made new every morning as God offers us His love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness each new day.
God calls us to be in song with Him each day as well. He invites us to sing the songs of love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness each day. May this song of God become so stuck in our hearts and souls that it springs forth from us each day, all day!
Scripture reference: Songs of Songs 2: 8-13