Don’t you love it when you hear one of your “songs”? You know, those special tunes that move your soul and remind you of your deepest dreams and convictions. What are the songs that you hear in your car, the grocery store or your office, and that immediately stir your emotions, and transport you in to a distant memory or moment from the past?
What’s your special song between you and the Lord? Do you have one? In Hosea 2:14-15 God reveals His heart where your “song” is concerned. He says: “Behold, I will allure her, bring her into the wilderness, and speak kindly to her. Then I will give her her vineyards from there, and the valley of Achor (trouble) as a door of hope. And she will sing there as in the days of her youth.” What songs did you sing “in your youth”? Can you still remember them? Has life made you forget the words? Or have you heard the words so often that they’ve lost some of their magic? God wants you to “sing as in the days of your youth,” and if your youth was a terrible, shameful place, He wants to “restore your youth” (Psalm 103:5) and put “a new song” in your mouth (Psalm 40:3). Go there with Him this holiday season—He wants to give you a new and special song to carry in to a New Year!