THE STORY OF JESUS: Psalm 45
“My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king.” (Psalm 45:1)
When a king in ancient Israel celebrated a special event, a song was often written.
This psalm was for a royal wedding (with polygamy, there were many weddings).
This ‘song for the king’ is written from the bride’s point of view.
She is moved by how fortunate she is as the bride of the king.
As the king’s bride, she and her children will be honored and blessed by all.
This psalm sheds insight on how a person can feel as part of God’s royal family.
Hmm… as a Jesus follower I am a child of God, and a brother to Jesus the Messiah.
With some minor adjustments, this song could be sung for me too.
Not boasting but appreciating the wonder of my relationship with God and Jesus.
Maybe I should write a song too, about how amazing it is to be a child of God!
As the bride of Christ (a biblical symbol), we are also fortunate to know Jesus.
In the past I have asked my congregation to write their own ‘songs for the king’.
Nothing fancy or poetic, but sincere lines that express how your heart is stirred.
As a Jesus follower, write a 5 line poem about your relationship to Jesus.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, I want to spend some time today writing a song for You. Not just a syrupy love song, but something that expresses how much You mean to me.