Music Mondays #2: Indescribable by Chris Tomlin

by Chris Tomlin

(verse 1)
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

(chorus 1)
You placed the stars in the sky, and You know them by name
You are amazing, God

All powerful
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing, God

(verse 2)
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

(chorus 1) 2x

You are amazing, God

(chorus 1)

(chorus 2)
You placed the stars in the sky, and You know them by name
You are amazing, God

You see the depths of my heart, and You love me the same
You are amazing, God

Wow!  Now, for those of you who are not familiar with me, I will let you in on a little known fact about me:  I LOVE adjectives!!  I *heart* words that are very descriptive, and this song is full of them!  As a matter of fact, some of them aren’t even real words!  Untameable and uncontainable are not in the dictionary, but good ol’ Chris so eloquently took the rights of poetic justice to explain what he wanted to say.  As much as I love all the “un” words in this song, that is not the main reason.  I love all of the descriptions about God in this song!  I love songs about God because they are constant and always relevant.  Different songs fit different seasons of our lives, and some songs get old because perhaps the content wasn’t all that; but a song about God can never get played out.  How can you get tired about hearing about how awesome, powerful, and creative God is?  Another thing about “God songs” being constant is that no matter what is happening in your life, you can always “get your worship” on with them.  Let’s say you’re in a rebellious state and you’re not exactly right with God right now, and you’re not quite ready to come back.  Songs like He Wants It All, Give Me A Clean Heart, and I Love You might make you feel guilty or even make you mad although they are all great songs.  However, regardless of how much sin you are in or whatever, there is nothing about you in a God song because they are not about you!  Despite what’s going on–unless your very faith is being shaken–you cannot deny the vastness and greatness of God.  You just can’t!  For that reason God songs are ALWAYS appropriate.

“From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea…colors of fall to the fragrance of spring….”  You know what that means?  That means no matter where you go and what you see, you can see God in it.  My father was an avid National Geographic fan when we were growing up.  Honestly, I don’t know whether he really enjoyed the show or he watched because we only had four channels and that was the only decent thing to watch at that hour LOL.  Either way, he watched it pretty much every night.  Seeing as how we only had one TV in the house, if we wanted to watch TV, then guess what…we were watching too!  Anyway, what really fascinated him was how intricately made some animals are, and how intelligent others were.  There was also a radio program we used to listen to called Critter Corner.  An animal would be interviewed and it would tell us all about how it was made and what certain parts of its body were for, etc.  It was actually very interesting stuff.  Anyway, the point here–and the reason my father liked this stuff–is that there is no way in the world that something has detailed as a caterpillar that has 4,000 muscles with 248 of them in its head can just come about in a bang!  God is GREAT!  God is CREATIVE!  God is POWERFUL!  God MADE everything.

“Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go…who imagined the sun, and gives source to its light….”  You know what else God is?  In control and amazing!  You know how we always say God knows the numbers of hair on your head and the stars in the sky?  It’s true!  He controls everything!  He makes sure that the Earth doesn’t tilt even one degree in one direction so that we don’t burn up, or freeze if we tilt in the other.  He sets up the seasonal changes and the position of the moon for the tide.  God really does have the whole world in His hand!  And how awesomely creative is he for imagining the sun?!  In my head, here’s how I think that conversation went in 2010 terms:  “Yo, J (<–that’s Jesus :-)), check this out.  How about we make this huge star right, and we put it right in the center of the solar system and have all the planets orbit around it.  So like, this big ol star, we’ll call it the sun.  You know, I wanna name it after you, J, cuz you’re my son and you’re the center of life too!  Anyway, so like the sun will be this huge ball of gas that is soo bright if people look at it for a long time they could go blind…kinda like my face, he he he.”  LOL, I know I’m being a bit facetious, but come on now.  The sun?  How could something as intricate as the sun just kinda appear out of a bang?!

“You see the depths of my heart, and you love me the same.”  Wow.  This God who just thought up the sun, hung the stars, and created all of nature knows my deepest fears, my darkest thoughts, and my deceitfully wicked heart and He loves me anyway?  This God who has very important things to do such as making sure the Earth stays on its axis and tilts the right way so we don’t burn or freeze is remotely interested in what I’m doing AND he has the nerve to call me His FRIEND?!  WHAT IN THE WORLD???  Tune in next week for that one 😉


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