Shout for joy. It is a simple command. Note, however, that this command is given to all the earth. There is a new song to be sung. God has brought salvation to those who don't deserve it. This salvation rescues and restores those whom God has called. But the joy spreads to the seas, the rivers and the mountains. This new song means new life for a world that is groaning under the weight of sin. Nature is not pristine and pure, as is commonly taught. It too has been polluted and stained by the sin of Adam. The new song brings the relief that was promised long ago.
The Advent of Jesus Christ is why we shout for joy. We need fear justice no more. God’s son will judge the world in righteousness; people will be treated with equity. There is reason for hope.
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