The Singing Teakettle
“Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.” (Psalms 149:1)
Today’s Morsel: There are a couple of things that I remember that when I was a kid I would love to hear in our home. The first was that old tin coffee pot we had. You would set it on the old wood heater to make coffee, and once the coffee was ready, the little glass bubble on the lid would start to pop and the sound went like this, "Papa, papa, pop, pop, a papa, papa pop! Papa, papa, pop, pop, a papa, papa pop!"' making a joyful noise singing a new song. The other sound I liked hearing was the teakettle. Even though it was up to its neck in water, once that baby got boiling hot, it would start to sing. That whistling sound would be sweet music to our ears. The psalmist said, "Sing unto the Lord a new song." What I have found is that I can make up words and sing unto the Lord, and I can feel His Spirit and presence when I do. It is not for others, but for Him. When we think of all that the Lord has done for us, no matter what we may be going through or facing, we should still sing. Paul said in Ephesians 5:19, “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” The teakettle can be up to its neck in hot water and still sing.
Sing: Sing unto the Lord a new song, sing unto the Lord all the earth. Sing unto the Lord a new song, sing unto the Lord all the earth. God is great, and greatly to be praised, God is great and greatly to be praised.
Thought For Today: The teakettle up to its neck in hot water continues to sing.