“He put a new song into my mouth.”
Our psalmist David waits for the Lord,
to reach out to Him, to make God hear his cry.
We are like that. We are weak on our own;
we need the Lord’s strength to be delivered
from our sinful ways.
As the prophet Isaiah says, God is our
strength (1st reading). We put our trust
in Him. Our God is an awesome God.
“Many shall look on [our God] in awe
and trust in the Lord.” We are called to be
God's holy people, as St Paul tells us (2nd reading).
Our psalmist says, “He put a new song into
my mouth.” In response we sing a new song
unto the Lord. For us, having waited for
the Lord, it is no longer the same old tune
or the same old us. We are in fact a new
creation, singing out the good news.
Where does our joyful spirit come from?
It comes from the Lord, and we are called
to share what He has given us and to do
We are called to follow Christ.
Obedience isn’t an unpleasant chore for us;
instead, as the Psalm tells us,
“To do your will is my delight.”
Discussion Questions for Reflection
1. The Psalm Response this Sunday is, "Here am I, Lord;
I come to do your will." Speak of how you discern God's will
in your life, and tell how you are carrying out what God wants
you to do.
2. Our psalmist David says, "God put a new song into my mouth."
Have you too had a conversion in your walk with the Lord? Tell of
your own experience.