How Can We Sing the Lord’s Song in a Strange Land?
This morning, when talking with my friend, I realized that many young people and even adults who are dealing with issues or just simply recalling God’s blessings of the past are asking this question, “How can we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?” (Psalm 137)
Many in our country and throughout the world are confused, overwhelmed, and even saddened by the frequent occurrences of floods and fires, shootings, frustration, and discrimination which we read about and experience, in this generation.
We are wondering and pondering on the thought of how can we comprehend, explain, rebuild, restore or bear the hardships of the results of these catastrophic events in our history. How can we even attempt to feel the joy of the Lord in this present age? While the generations of seniors and baby boomers are remembering the way it once was, generations X, Y and Z are asking the question , “What is going on in the here and now?
We see the older generations hanging their harps upon the willows in a place of of lamentation, while the young people are carried away into a place of exploration. The older generations find themselves whining and weeping, while the younger generations are searching and seeking. “Where is God in all of this”, they ask. One servant has answered, My dear children, “He is where He has always been –infinitely sitting on His throne of righteousness and judgment.”
… I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth.
For in these I delight, “says the Lord. Jeremiah 9:24