Faith Matters

February 9

Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the whole earth.
Sing to the Lord and bless his Name;
proclaim the good news of his salvation from day to day.
Psalm 96:1-2

This psalm goes on too speak of the ocean and mighty waters. I never thought of the ocean as singing. I suppose this is because the sound of the waves is so often associated with sleep sounds. I personally do not find these sounds sleep inducing. I find myself paying attention to each incoming wave and I listen as it recedes. This is not sleep inducing.

Thinking about waves as a song tells me that ocean sounds have been more thought of as rhythm other than melody. I know that waves are not all the same. They can be soft or loud, rhythmic or staccato. At times they are almost quiet, pianissimo and then forte with a crash and a bang.

This then is the song of salvation, praising God’s saving work in the world.