sand_and_starsSteve Mass – Worship Leader

One of my favorite worship songs is called Indescribable by a songwriter named Laura Story. You have most likely heard it on Christian radio stations and it’s probably better known performed by Chris Tomlin in 2004. The story reads that Laura was driving in her car with a broken stereo, so she was forced to drive in silence. She began to sing out songs during the fall and the sun was setting, “I didn’t have any words to describe God’s splendor at that moment; I was just thinking, ‘You truly are indescribable.’”

Have you ever felt that way? Whether it was looking up at the stars, or gazing from the top of a mountain at the vast land, or standing on a beach thinking about the amount of water in the ocean. There becomes an overwhelming sense of smallness when you really start to embrace it. In Matt Redman and Louie Giglio’s book, Indescribable, they describe looking at creation and the greatness of it, should call us to worship God with awe and reverence.

Psalm 19 reads:

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.

They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.

Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.

It’s really easy for us to live our lives day to day and simply walk past the beauty of God’s creation. We bypass the intricacy of the placement of the starts in the sky, the way the Sun is perfectly placed that we can live here on Earth. One fact in the book that stuck in my mind was that, scientists have concluded that there are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on the Earth.

Excuse me? Have you been to a beach? That’s a ton of sand! And our God has placed that many plus billions more up there AND knows them by name!

As we wrap up our week, I pray that we get a chance to stand in awe of God. To breathe in how small we are, and yet, how important we are to God. More important than any of God’s creation in it’s vastness. We are God’s most prized possession. Let that sink in a little and come this weekend ready to worship a God that’s bigger than we could ever imagine!

Sand and Stars

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