The prompt for this week is…
“And they sing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the hundred and forty-four thousand, who have been purchased from the earth.” (Revelation 14:3)
My study Bible has a footnote for this verse that I’ve always enjoyed:
“No one can learn the new song sung by these first overcomers, a song that must be in accord with their experiences of the Lamb, because no one else has their specific and particular experiences of Christ.” (RcV)
Our Christian life is a song, a song that no one else can learn because the words are our specific and particular experiences of and with the Lord. Every day, as we walk with Him, more stanzas of this song are being written. Some days my song is a happy jig as I enjoy Christ as my real joy and strength; other times it may sound like a dirge as I experience Him in the valleys. Regardless…it’s still my song and I’m looking forward to the day when it will be finished…when I can hopefully stand and sing it before the throne among the hundred and forty-four thousand. If we fail to experience the Lord today, there will be nothing to sing to Him in that day. I hope even today, a new stanza, or at least a new line will be added to this song which no one else can learn.