This week was a blur. The week of Passion. From Palm Sunday to Easter I kept going and going. Kids’ Easter festivities “The Hunt”, hospital visits, anniversary, community noon-time worships all week, funeral, multiple preaching engagements (with only about ten minutes allowed for each sermon – which people seem to tell me they like me better when I preach short sermons, go figure), planning worships, wedding, tornado watches and warnings (taken very seriously here in Evergreen), myriad of phone conversations with that kid in Dallas, newsletter articles, video editing, and going and going.
I am not complaining, for I loved all God was doing. Powerful worships, people getting closer, lives impacted, great music, and more. But I do think my energizer limit was reached on Sunday afternoon as I crashed on the couch.
As I plan a relaxing day with Lisa who is off Monday, I wish all a great week – and remember to grasp the reality and the power and the impact that Easter changes everything … He is Alive. And we should be excited about that everyday, not just one weekend a year.
So, I will enjoy my organic bunny crackers and leave you with the spoken word performance I read in yesterday’s 11a worship …
Forever, the Word by Isaac Wimberley
If there are words for Him, Then, I don’t have them.
You see my brain has not yet reached the point
Where it could form a thought that could
Adequately describe the greatness of my God
And my lungs – have not yet developed the ability to
Release a breath with enough agility to
Breathe out the greatness of His love
And my voice – You see my voice is so inhibited
Restrained by human limits,
That it’s hard to even send the praise up
You see – if there are words for Him, Then, I don’t have them
His Grace is remarkable, Mercies are innumerable,
Strength is impenetrable
He is honourable, accountable, favourable
He’s UNSEARCHABLE yet knowable
INDEFINABLE yet approachable
INDESCRIBABLE yet personal
He is beyond comprehension, Further than imagination
Constant through generations, King of every nation
But if there are words for Him, Then, I don’t have them
You see my words are few
And in trying to capture the one true God
Using my vocabulary would never do
But I use words as an expression
An expression of worship – to a Savior
A Savior who is both worthy and deserving of my praise
So I use words
My heart EXTOLS the Lord, blesses His name forever
He has won my heart, captured my mind
And has – bound them both together
He has DEFEATED me in my rebellion
CONQUERED me in my sin
He has WELCOMED me into His presence
Completely invited me in
He has made Himself the object of my sight
Flooding me with mercies in the morning
Drowning me with grace in the night
But if there are words for Him, Then, I don’t have them.
But what I DO HAVE is: GOOD NEWS
For my God knew that man-made words – would never do
The words are just tools – that we use to point to the Truth
So He sent His Son Jesus Christ as – THE Word
He is the image of the Invisible God
The FIRST BORN of all Creation
For by Him all things were created
Giving nothingness – FORMATION
And by His Word He sustains in the POWER of His name
For He is before all things – And over all things He reigns
HOLY is His name!
So PRAISE HIM for His life
The way he persevered in strife
The humble Son of God becoming the – PERFECT SACRIFICE
PRAISE HIM for His death
That He willingly stood in our place,
That He lovingly endured the grave
That He BATTLED our Enemy
And on the THIRD DAY ROSE in victory
He is everything that was promised
Praise Him as the Risen King, Lift your voice and sing
For one day He will return for us
And we will finally be – united with our Saviour for eternity
So it’s not just words that I proclaim
For my words point to The Word
And The Word has a name:
HOPE has a name!
JOY has a name!
PEACE has a name!
LOVE has a name!
And that name is JESUS CHRIST!
PRAISE. HIS NAME. FOREVER!
Post note … picture was Calvin & Tiffany on their Easter Day Lake Jaunt north of Dallas … don’t know how he got so lucky to get her, but he did!