All the world knows what our God has done. Merely stretching out his right hand, he has caused unimaginable and wondrous righteous deeds, saving the object of His everlasting goodness and faithfulness, Israel. There is no other explanation: no human forces, no military might, no political maneuverings—none of these, even all of them together, can claim any participation in this massive program of salvation. Simply the hand of God moving about in the cosmos, a loving God who has not forgotten his chosen nation Israel.
And all the world breaks out in song, a new song, for this is a new thing, a new day of the Lord. Get out all the instruments, the noise-makers, the cymbals, the harps, the brass, the drums, and, of course, the choirs of humans, lungs bursting with breath. Let it loose, you peoples, let it loose up into the skies. Sing aloud with joy and praise, blasting it out accompanied by all these instruments.
Then add in the voices and the roarings of creation as well. The deadly waters of the seas are transposed into rollicking choruses. The unrelenting river storms are re-routed into panoplies of sound. The mountains crash together, joining in the praises and thanksgivings of the whole earth.
This whole symphony is directed toward the righteous and all-knowing God, who comes to earth to make all things right, to create justice and peace among the peoples and the whole of creation. Who can place their faith and trust in another? Who can deny the power of His right hand? Who can entertain complaints in the face of His overwhelming love and faithfulness? Who can contribute to His righteousness? None. So join in with creation in the everlasting and new song.
Let us pray: Lord, who is righteous? Who is so loving and faithful, so powerful? Who bends down to earth to create salvation? None but You, whose right hand works wonders and blessings for all the earth. We praise and thank you for all that you continue to do for us, saving us from certain death and destruction in the midst of chaotic waters, earthquakes, and floods. Holy is your name. Amen.