The Breadth of His Hand

I just finished rewatching Indescribable by Louie Giglio.

I am so awestruck at the depth of God’s love for us and the vastness of His glory.  If you haven’t watched it, you really should make time to.  It just blows you away at how completely indescribable God is.  Giglio takes a look at our universe – The Milky Way Galaxy – and then goes out billions of years thanks to NASA’s explorations and photographs.  What he shares is utterly amazing, mind-boggling, yes – even indescribable.  He gave this talk during Chris Tomlin’s Indescribable tour.

Indescribable – performed by Chris Tomlin
Songwriters: Story, Laura; Reeves, Jesse;
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, untamable
Awestruck we fall to our knees
As we humbly proclaim
You are amazing, God
Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go
Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow
Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light
Yet, conceals it to bring us the coolness of night
None can fathom
Indescribable, uncontainable
You placed the stars in the sky
And You know them by name
You are amazing, God
All powerful, untamable
Awestruck we fall to our knees
As we humbly proclaim
You are amazing, God
You are amazing, God
Indescribable, uncontainable
You placed the stars in the sky
And You know them by name
You are amazing God
All powerful, untamable
Awestruck we fall to our knees
As we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
Indescribable, uncontainable
You placed the stars in the sky
And You know them by name
You are amazing, God
Incomparable, unchangeable
You see the depths of my heart
And You love me the same
You are amazing, God
You are amazing, God

[- From :http://www.elyrics.net/read/c/chris-tomlin-lyrics/indescribable-lyrics.html -]

What struck me was a quote from Isaiah 40:12:

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand
or marked off the heavens with the span of his hand?
Who has gathered the dust of the earth in a measure
or weighed the mountains in a balance
and the hills in the scales?

I like the New Living Translation and The Message since we don’t talk about the “span” of a hand too often.  (A span is the distance between the thumb and the pinkie.)

Who else has held the oceans in his hand?
Who has measured off the heavens with his fingers?
Who else knows the weight of the earth
or has weighed the mountains and hills on a scale?

Who has scooped up the ocean
in his two hands,
or measured the sky between his thumb and little finger,
Who has put all the earth’s dirt in one of his baskets,
weighed each mountain and hill?

After watching photos that go out farther and farther into the universe – to the universe we know of at this time – then to read Isaiah 40:12 – GOD MEASURES THE HEAVENS BETWEEN HIS THUMB AND LITTLE FINGER – I’m speechless.  Hold out your hand and LOOK at the span your hand encompasses.  It might span a piece of paper, a book, a stapler, or a pencil. God’s HAND spans the UNIVERSE!  The photo at the top is JUST of the Milky Way Galaxy where we live. It doesn’t include the entire universe as we know it today. How incredible is our God!

Our God truly is indescribable, and I’m glad He is. For if I could describe Him, He wouldn’t be God.

Enjoying the blessing of being abundantly awed at the magnitude of our God ~ Faye

The photos are from the Hubble website.  Giglio goes into so much more detail in several of his “Passion Talks”.  If you don’t want to watch the videos, his talks have been outlined at this website http://www.slcf4christ.org/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/awesomegoddocument.pdf.

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Posted on September 7, 2012, in Coram Deo - Before the Face of God, God, God's Blessings and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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