Sunday, February 6, 2011
How Great Thou Art
I love music and I love many, many songs. I pretty much listen to all genres of music, but I prefer listening to gospel, classic country, and rock 'n roll. But throughout all that array of music, two songs really top my all-time favorite list: "Amazing Grace" (performed by Elvis) and "How Great Thou Art" (performed by the Gaither Vocal Band). Have you ever really thought about the words in "How Great Thou Art"? We sang the first stanza in church this morning and it really hit me that this is a tremendously powerful song. "Oh, Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder; consider all the things thy hands have made. I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder; thy power throughout the universe displayed. Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee; how great Thou art, how Great thou art. Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee; how great Thou art, how great Thou art." Think about that--when you stop and consider all the things God created, not just the earth, but ALL things throughout the universe displayed. The mysterious wonders of His works are displayed throughout the universe, not just here on Earth. Why, there are things out there that He created that we will never see in this lifetime because of the vastness of the universe. So if the Big Bang theory is correct and we all just evolved from a hiccup somewhere in the universe, how do we explain DNA, chromosomes, fingerprint patterns, no two snowflakes being alike, Nature's exquisite detail? The list is endless. Yes, I sit in awesome wonder at the things my God has created. I am not ashamed to call Him 'my God', but I'll gladly share His story with anyone who wants to listen. How great Thou art!!!