Monday, October 18, 2010

Can you see the picture?

Whoever wrote this was in a great mood! 

Psalm 33

Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones;
         Praise is becoming to the upright.
    2Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre;
         Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings.
    3Sing to Him a new song;
         Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
    4For the word of the LORD is upright,
         And all His work is done in faithfulness.
    5He loves righteousness and justice;
         The earth is full of the lovingkindness of the LORD.
    6By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,
         And by the breath of His mouth all their host.
    7He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap;
         He lays up the deeps in storehouses.

I look at the blurry pictures and move my eyes around until a picture forms.  It's a boat.  It's subtle, not very sharp, but by using your mind's eye, you can see the bow, the stern, the sails.  That's what this first part of Psalm 33 is like.  You can see what the author is talking about in your mind. But you can go deeper than that with this.  You can hear the soothing sounds of the lyre and harps.  You can imagine the concert that the musicians put on for God.  I can not wait to meet King David and listen to his hands skillfully play his harp.  
I can only imagine that the instruments played in King David's day must have soothed and calmed you.  But not all of it.  These verses say to play your instrument as a way of praising and giving thanks to God.  Sing to him, and play while shouting with joy!  Then it goes into how the Lord spoke and things happened.  The heavens were made, His breath made man breath, and then he widened his arms and started gathering up the waters on earth and moved them to become deeper and deeper so dry land appeared.  What a picture that can be brought in your mind's eye.

1 comment:

  1. Heaven is going to be filled with beautiful music isn't it?