Tuesday, June 24, 2014
For those who are being saved, the following poem is a marvelous expression of truth so plainly evident in the born-again believer's renewed mind, and yet seemingly impossible to express in human words. Given to us by the Holy Spirit through Pastor Isaac Wimberley.
If there are words for Him then I don't have them. You see my brain has not yet reached a point where it can form a thought where it can adequately describe the greatness of my God.
And my lungs have not yet developed the ability to release a breath with enough agility to breathe out the greatness of His love.
And my voice you see, my voice is so inhibited, restrained by human limits, that it's hard to even sing a praise up you see, if there are words for Him, then I don't have them.
But my God, his grace is remarkable, his mercies are innumerable, strength impenetrable. He is honorable, accountable, favorable, he's unsearchable yet knowable, indefinable yet approachable, Indescribable yet personable. He's beyond comprehension, further than imagination, constant through generations, King of every nation. But if there are words for Him then I don't have them.
You see, my words are few, and to try and capture the One True God using my vocabulary would never do. But I use words as an expression, an expression of worship to a Savior. A Savior who is both worthy and deserving of my praise, so I use words.....
My heart extols the Lord, blesses his Name forever. He has won my heart, captured my mind and has bound them both together. He has defeated me in my rebellion, conquered me in my sin. He has welcomed me into His Presence, completely invited me in. He has made Himself the object of my sight, filling me with mercies in the morning, drowning me with grace in the night. But if there are words for Him then I don't have them.....
But what I do have is Good News. For my God knew that man made words would never do, for words are just tools that we use to point to the truth. So He sent His Son Jesus Christ as "thee word", living proof he is the image of the Invisible God! The first-born of all creation! For by him all things were created, giving nothingness formation and by his word he sustains by the power of his name. For he is before all things and over all things he reigns, holy is his name, so praise him for his life.....
"The Way" He persevered in strife, the humble Son of God becoming the perfect sacrifice, praise him for his death....That he willingly stood in our place, that he lovingly endured the grave, that he battled our enemy and on the third day rose in victory!
He is everything that was promised. Praise him as the risen king, lift your voice and sing! For one day he will return for us and we will finally be united with our savior for eternity!
So it's not just words that I proclaim, for my words point to "thee word". And "thee word" has a name, hope has a name, joy has a name, peace has a name, love has a name.
And that Name is JESUS CHRIST! PRAISE HIS NAME FOREVER!