Thursday, February 11, 2010

More Than Words Can Say

This is from the Feb 3 class, and comes from Psalm 40:4-5 (ESV):

Blessed is the man who makes
the Lord his trust,
who does not turn to the proud,
to those who go astray after a lie!
You have multiplied, O Lord my God,
your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;
none can compare with you!
I will proclaim and tell of them,
yet they are more than can be told.

The last two lines stuck out to me, of David telling of all of God's wondrous deeds and all the thoughts he directs toward us. David details many of these things in other Psalms, yet here he simply says that "they are more than can be told." Then my thoughts went to Job, when God speaks to Job. Instead of just telling Job that he didn't know enough about the world to tell God what decisions should be made, God lists example after example of all the things Job didn't know, letting the sheer weight of all the details that God handles (and Job doesn't understand) convict Job of the foolishness of trying to tell God what he should do. So, I just started listing some of the things God does for us, the wonders and thoughts, and came up with these lyrics:

More Than Words Can Say

In the song we sing,
In the air we breathe,
In a summer's day,
In a cooling breeze,
In a child's laugh,
In a baby's cry,
When we shout for joy,
When we wonder why,
In a vict'ry won,
In a burden shared,
In your loving care
You are everywhere,
More than words can say,
More than words can say.

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