Vast

How vast is God’s wisdom;
How broad is His knowledge!
And what mind could fathom
The thoughts of the Lord?
Who could advise God
Or put Him in his debt?
For He’s made all things,
And His Ways are His own.

About This Song:

Some years ago, Beth Moore did a Bible study at the International Mission Board’s annual Spiritual Emphasis Week. While I don’t recall anything about the series otherwise, I do recall an emphasis on Romans 11:33-36. . .


33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!

    How unsearchable his judgments,
    and his paths beyond tracing out!
34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord?
    Or who has been his counselor?”
35 “Who has ever given to God,
    that God should repay them?”
36 For from him and through him and for him are all things.
    To him be the glory forever! Amen.
(NIV)

I always pray while lying in bed going to sleep. I have certain things I pray about, including more than twenty unsaved people and my thousands of unknown readers.

But I also like to praise God for who He is. I marvel at the fact He’s too big, too wise, too knowledgeable, too loving, too merciful–too much of everything I’m not–for me to truly comprehend.

The closest I can come to appreciating God’s vastness is to look at Jesus Christ–God Himself living on the earth as both God and man.

What do you think? Is God too vast for you to comprehend? If not, your God is too small. How about leaving a comment?

I have two lead sheets available for “Vast.” One version is in 3/4 time; the other in 4/4. If you’re a musician, you might want to play around with doing the two versions in sequence. The 3/4 version seems faster; the 4/4 version is more restrained.

~*~

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I’ll be back again next Wednesday.

Best regards,
Roger

About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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