The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”
This scripture fascinates me because of the joy that God has over us.
It is said several times in scripture “I will be their God and they shall be My people.” (Jer 31:33; 32:38; Ezek 11:20; 14:11; 37:23; 37:27; Zec 8:8; 2 Cor 6:16; Heb 8:10)
Today’s scripture confirms this by saying “God in your midst.”
As He is in the midst, He is accepted, which means the people have accepted His salvation through Jesus Christ.
Take a look at God’s reaction to this – He rejoices! When I rejoice I say, “Hallelujah” or “Praise the Lord” but I feel that God would not praise Himself. So I don’t know exactly how He rejoices other than what is said in one of the verses that follow.
He quiets us with His love, which, for me, means He hugs us up like a parent would hold a child to give comfort.
Finally, it is said He rejoices with singing.
Can you imagine God singing over us?
I sing my praise to Him all the time – in church, in the truck, or sitting on the front porch.
I sing old hymns and newer songs.
I love songs that declare His greatness, His love, His grace, His salvation, and His victory.
Songs that remind me I’m no longer a slave and how great is our God.
Lyrics about Him returning, graves bursting, and saints flying.
Songs about His beautiful, wonderful, and powerful name.
But at this place in the whole of the Bible it says He sings over ME!
I cannot wait to hear the melody and those words!
What a wondrous thought