Thursday, July 17, 2008

God is God and I am not

You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.
Revelation 4:11

One of the many lessons God is teaching me over and over again is ...
He is God and I am not!
The words to the Steven Curtis Chapman song below remind me of the certainty of the uncertainty of life and at the same time the assurance and the hope that God is in control. I can not rely on my emotions, my feelings, other people, my health, my wealth (or the lack of it). It is temporal!
He is first and last before all that has been.
Beyond all that will pass.

And the pain falls like a curtain
On the things I once called certain
And I have to say the words I fear the most
I just don't know
And the questions without answers
Come and paralyze the dancer
So I stand here on the stage afraid to move
Afraid to fall, oh, but fall I must
On this truth that my life has been formed from the dust
God is God and I am not
I can only see a part of the picture Hes painting
God is God and I am man
So Ill never understand it all
For only God is God
And the sky begins to thunder
And I'm filled with awe and wonder
Til the only burning question that remains
Is who am I
Can I form a single mountain
Take the stars in hand and count them
Can I even take a breath without God giving it to me
He is first and last before all that has been
Beyond all that will pass
Oh, how great are the riches of His wisdom and knowledge
How unsearchable for to Him and through Him and from Him are all things
So let us worship before the throne
Of the One who is worthy of worship alone

-Steven Curtis Chapman

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