Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
Psalm 96:1-3 (NIV)
Among the Nations
In Canadian law, all lands are subject to the Crown, and this has been true since Britain acquired much of Eastern Canada from France by the Treaty of Paris in 1763. However, the British and Canadian authorities recognized that First Nations already on the lands had a prior claim, aboriginal title, which was not extinguished by the arrival of the Europeans. In consequence, all of Canada, save a section of southern Quebec exempted by the Royal Proclamation of 1763, is subject to Aboriginal title.
The world is made up of thousands of people groups. The Greek word for people groups is ethnos, from which we get the word ethnic. Every single one has been created by God. He knows where they are and He sent Jesus to die for each and every one of them. The Bible is filled with verses that speak to God’s love for nations. And the day is coming when people from every nation, every ethnos, will gather around the throne of God. King David saw this day coming, and writes in Psalm 96:1-3: “Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.” When the Lord Jesus gets a hold of our hearts, everything becomes new. The new song David speaks of here springs from the life and joy that has become ours through faith in Jesus Christ. And one day, gathered around the throne of God, that song will be sung in thousands of languages and dialects, singularly declaring the glory of God among the nations. Hallelujah.
These have been words from the heart.