SONGS OF VICTORY
Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord: “I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; he has hurled both horse and rider into the sea. The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him— my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
Exodus 15:1-2 NLT
After Pharaoh and his army are drowned in the Red Sea Moses and the children of Israel worship God by singing a new song. It is a beautiful song that commemorates the victory of the Red Sea.
As I read this song today, I realized that each generation writes songs to remember the victories God brings them through. There are certain songs that stand out to me from my youth and early adult life that still inspire me today. These songs remind me of victories God worked in my own life.
It is important to have songs that connect with victories in our lives. These songs become a way for us to worship God and thank Him for His work in and through us.
We should also recognize that each generation will have their own songs that will be different from our songs. It is okay that their music is different—it is their memory of battles and victories. I should never think that my songs of victory will have the same meaning to them—they didn’t fight my battle, I did.
Let’s not make music a battle. Let’s choose to celebrate and worship whatever the song may be.
Holy Spirit help me to remember the victories You have worked in my life. Help me to celebrate with worship for Your goodness in my life.
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