Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.
Psalm 98:1 (NIV)
Marvellous Mmmuffins was a Canadian restaurant chain that sold coffee and muffins. It was established in 1979 and granted its first franchise in 1980. Its popularity peaked in the 1980s and 1990s, when most shopping malls in Canada had a Marvellous Mmmuffin shop. By 2019, the chain had only two stores, one in the Scotia Plaza food court in Toronto and the other in the Montreal suburb of Côte-Saint-Luc. The Toronto location was reported to have closed in 2020.
We have all had wow moments in life – whether it was the sight of a majestic mountain or the sight of a rare bird or animal, or getting a glimpse of the glory of God. We stand marveled by it all. It’s not surprising, then that the Psalmist would write this in Psalm 98:1: “Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.” As we ponder all that God has done for us and in us, we marvel at all He has done. Not only has He created this amazing world, but He has provided all we need to be cleansed from our sin and set free from the bondage of guilt and shame. By doing so, He has given us a new song – a song of praise for all the marvellous things He has accomplished. The Psalmist mentions God’s right hand – the Biblical picture of God’s authority and power. Take time today to ponder all the marvellous things God has done in your life. As you do so, you will find the new song welling up within you for the Glory of God.
These have been words from the heart.