An Amazing God

Why did God create in the first place? Theologians tell us, “For the manifestation
of His glory.” We look at the night sky in wonder, remember the words of the psalmist: “The heavens declare the glory of God,” and we murmur a word of praise and thanksgiving.

...Perhaps He did not create it primarily to demonstrate His power or display His glories. Power impresses and glories dazzle, but joy enthralls. If I read Scripture correctly, God’s nature expresses itself most characteristically and distinctively through joy. Thus I dare to suggest that the opening verses of Genesis could mean, “In the beginning, for His own pleasure and joy, God created the heavens and the earth.”

~ Sherwood Eliot Wirt, Jesus Man of Joy

I can’t explain either why God created. I imagine he had multitudes of reasons, none of which I can understand. But what I can do is marvel and praise and enjoy—his creations of physical beauty in the autumn leaves, of melodic beauty in harmonies and symphonies, of emotional beauty in the love of my best friend. All unexplainable. Uncomparable. Indescribable. Isn’t He an amazing God?
From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation's revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique in the song that it sings
All exclaiming

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
You are amazing God
~ Chris Tomlin


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