09 March 2012

This 'n' That

Last night was a full moon. As I drove home, the moon, a glorious creation of our holy God, was before me nearly the entire way. As such, I couldn't get the following song out of my head:
O Lord my God,
When I in awesome wonder
Consider all
The worlds Thy Hand hath made,
I see the stars,
I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy pow'r throughout
The universe displayed;
Then sings my soul,
My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art!
How great Thou art!
Then sings my soul,
My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art!
How great Thou art!
Which, of course, led me to ponder Psalm 8:
O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?
Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
And now, here's your week in review (kind of):
  •  Wheaton College professor has been arrested for something terrible.
  • Remember the church that hired a convicted sex offender as their pastor, and decided to ban minors from the services as a result? That church has been asked by the Jacksonville Baptist Association to resign from the the JBA.
  • Pat Robertson says marijuana should be legalized. Really, could somebody please ask this man to just stop talking?
  • Donald Miller's not-so-wonderful book, Blue Like Jazz, has been made into a movie. Sounds like the typical Christian film: "raw, gritty, with some foul language...rated PG-13 because of mature themes, and some references to sexuality, drugs and alcohol." Wait a minute...that doesn't sound very Christian after all...
  • "It is God whom we must please, and there is only one message that pleases God."


  1. I have sung that song while out hunting, on a boat under the moon, while driving, walking at night, sitting out in the bush, you name it. Glad I'm not alone, never did think I was :)

  2. No, you are not alone, ReformedMusicMan. That is one of my all time favorite hymns. I never grow tired of hearing it or singing it. I especially love the way Alan Jackson sings it.

    Thanks Ebenz for including the lyrics in your post.

  3. Beautiful touch of God sharing his tenderness in your life Sister... Nothing like the treasures that we share with the Lord of glory in such songs.

  4. Great collection of weirdness in the Church. It's difficult to keep up with it all, isn't it?!?


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