Something Joyful

Watch this video if you’ve not seen it already to see the power of song.

Actually, if you’ve watched it already, watch it again.

A big joyful shout out to New Zealand and all the New Zealanders that I know.

Rejoice. New life comes. And it comes singing.

As I listen to this, and I’ve heard it over a few times today, I find myself hearing the Great Music behind the singing. It is the sound of Love singing harmonies with Justice – something that is not merely promised in scripture but is also part of what inspires scripture in the first place.

Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away;
for now the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtle-dove
is heard in our land.
The fig tree puts forth its figs,
and the vines are in blossom;
they give forth fragrance.
Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away.

(From Song of Songs 2)

As I listen to that singing from New Zealand, I realise afresh that I don’t just want to change the law on marriage. I want to change the world so that that singing is heard day after day after day.


  1. Brian Ralph says

    Thanks, I have watched it several times including in real time on TV last night with tears streaming down my face. A great day for New Zealand, my adopted country. If only Australia, my birth country, would wake up.

  2. For some reason I always thought it would happen in Scotland before it did back home. Great news, anyway.

  3. Margaret of the Sea of Galilee says

    Proud to be a kiwi!

  4. Hat’s off to NZ from someone across the ditch.

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