He’s got His own song! Who knew?
He’s the Son of God and the Son of Man. He’s the King of Kings and the Suffering Servant. He’s the Lion of Judah and the Lamb of God. He is the Creator of all things, and He is the One for whom all things were created. And the One who owns everything and is over everything, even has His own song.
And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire — and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands. And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and amazing are Your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the nations! Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. All nations will come and worship You, for Your righteous acts have been revealed.”
(Revelation 15:2-4 ESV)
These conquerors before the heavenly throne of God sing a medley. A medley tying two songs together which share one great theme — deliverance.
A song of deliverance from slavery, a song of deliverance from sin. A song of rescue from bondage, a song of rescue from death. The song of Moses, the song of Jesus.
So, this morning I’m chewing on the song of the Lamb.
In part, I’m thinking on when this song is sung. It’s sung as the prelude to the outpouring of the seven bowls of the wrath of God. Funny time to be singing a song, I think. But not when it comes to proclaiming the “great and amazing” deeds of the Lord God the Almighty — even when those deeds are the final dealings with sin and rebellion in the world He created for divine communion and worship. For “just and true” are the ways of our God, even the ways of final judgment.
So, I’m also noodling on why every situation is an appropriate situation to sing the song of the Lamb. For our God alone is holy. And that’s worth singing about 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, for a zillion, zillion years. And the more His righteous acts are revealed — even righteous acts of judgment — the more His people will worship. For just and true are the ways of the God who alone is holy. Strike up the band!
The song of the Lamb. It’s the song of heaven. It’s the song of the kingdom. It’s the song of redemption. It’s my song, the song of the redeemed.
By His grace. For His glory.