christ put on trial pilot - smallWritten By: Amber Miller

Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the king, I tell you.
—C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Our Western culture has been enveloped by sentimentalism and delusions of grandeur. Many modern folk choose not to believe in a God that they cannot understand, a God who does not think or act like them. The result is a disobedient and undisciplined people who do not know how to know, love, and respect God. The result is an infantile society who would kill to avoid consequences. And sadly, the result is even manifested in Christian communities that whittle down the Crucifix in an attempt to make our omniscient, benevolent, almighty God more palatable to our culture.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9)

I’ll be the first to admit that it is tempting to ‘tame’ Jesus in my own mind. Can we really claim to know and love God exactly as He is, not just who we assume He is? Even His disciples, after spending months by His side, were constantly surprised by His ways, which were not the ways of ordinary men. We need to let go of our assumptions about who God is. As scary and overwhelming as it may be, it is worth meditating on Who God is on a daily basis. Challenge your assumptions about God—those faults and weaknesses you project onto Him, are they His faults, or yours? I invite you to reflect on the following words written by Isaac Wimberly, which contemplate the indescribable greatness of our one true God.

“The Word”

If there are words for Him then I don’t have them

You see my brain has not yet reached a 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, my voice is so inhibited
Restrained by human limits
That it’s hard to even send a praise up

If there are words for Him then I don’t have them

My God

His grace is remarkable
Mercies are innumerable
Strength is impenetrable

He is honorable, accountable, and favorable
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 to try and capture the one TRUE God
Using my vocabulary will never do

But I use my 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
For words are just tools that we use
To point to the Truth
So He sent his son Jesus Christ as THE WORD
Living proof

He is the image of the invisible God
The firstborn 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!!

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

Praise Him because He rose!!
Hallelujah He rose!!
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 Savior 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 as a name
Peace has a name
Love has a name
And that name is Jesus Christ
Praise His name FOREVER!

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