The next few days I will be out of town at a Women's Ministry conference and I thought I'd share some of my favorite pasts posts. The following is from March 2006, and is a reflection on the song "How Great is Our God" by Chris Tomlin. Enjoy!
So just how great is our God anyway? Can we really even fathom his majesty? Try as I might, I know that I can't even come close, but it is fun trying nonetheless. In my head of late I keep singing the song "How Great is Our God" by Chris Tomlin. It is a simple yet powerful song if we really delve into thinking about God's majesty. So guess what? I'm going to write about it today.
In heaven as described in the book of Revelation we find lots of creatures singing to God, among them the angels. Taking a look in Revelation 5:3-4 we see the angels singing the song of Moses:
And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
God is the same now and forever. The same song that Moses sang about God's majesty is fitting for the angels in heaven in the future to come. Now on to Chris Tomlin's version of the Moses song in "How Great is Our God":
The splendor of the King,
Clothed in majesty;
Let all the earth rejoice, all the earth rejoice.
He wraps Himself in light,
And darkness tries to hide,
And trembles at his voice, and trembles at His voice.
Can darkness hide our dear Lord, our powerful Lion who is also as gentle as a Lamb? I think not. His judgments are true. He is worthy to be praised, adored and feared. His works are marvelous and beyond description. And get this --- darkness cannot hide Him because He is light!
Revelation 22:5 And there shall be not night there; and they need no candle, neither the light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
Friends, the "they" is WE who are saved. No wonder all the earth will be rejoicing in God's splendor and majesty. With no more dying, no more crying - look out, I'm going to break into a rendition of "Soon and Very Soon" - He is definitely worthy of our praise. Sing with me...
How great is our God!
Sing with me:
How great is our God!
And all will see
How great, how great is our God!
Are you having fun yet? I sure am with you and I can't even see your faces. :) Now think about God's never changing nature. God is good...all the time! He has always been and He will always be. After all, our God who cannot lie, says it Himself in Revelation 1:8: "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty."
Age to age He stands,
And time is in His hands;
Beginning and the End, Beginning and the End.
The Godhead, three in one,
Father, Spirit, Son
The Lion and the Lamb, the Lion and the Lamb
One day every one will see that Jesus is God and Lord over all (Ph 2:9-11). I just love happy endings, don't you? No more pain, no more suffering, and Jesus finally gets all of the worship He so richly deserves.
Philippans 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Well, our singing is almost over as we have one last stanza. As you read it or sing it with me, think about all you've just read. Jesus is God and God is definitely great and worthy to be praised. Let your heart sing. How great is Your God?
Name above all names,
Worthy of all praise.
My heart will sing: How great is our God!
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