The Word…

The Word

Isaac Wimberly

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 breathe 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’s hard to even send the praise up
You see if there are words for Him,
I don’t have them.

 

My God, 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
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 Saviour
A Saviour 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 is 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, living proof
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 words 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
Praised 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, 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!

Church Appeal 2015

Why do we need your help ?

In 2011 we embarked on repairs to prevent water ingress into the tower and church upper room.  

Having spent £80,000 we then discovered dry rot had attacked the first floor in the tower and church roof above the lounge.

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How much will it cost ?

  • Stage 1 Repair tower floor, and church roof
  • Stage 2 Investigate in the nave of church
  • Stage 3 Check other areas in church
  • Stage 4 Replace etched window
  • Stage 5 Replace false ceiling, decoration and lighting

In total… £50,000

What can we do ?

Consider ways in which you might help :-

  • A one off Gift
  • Increase your regular giving
  • A legacy

Creation and Evolution

In recent times we have witnessed the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book “On the Origin of Species” and the 140th anniversary of his 1871 publication “The Descent of Man” in which he proposed human evolution and the unity of all races of human kind.  Since then there have been a multitude of books, articles, documentaries, that have discussed, argued, and expanded on the theory of evolution, and its conflict with the Biblical version of the creation.

Recently Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow in their book The Grand Design argue that invoking God is not necessary to explain the origins of the universe, and that the Big Bang is a consequence of the laws of physics alone, though they fail to explain who created the laws of physics.  In response to criticism, Hawking has said; “One can’t prove that God doesn’t exist, but science makes God unnecessary.”

There is however a growing number of scientists who have, and are still arguing, and confirming that the universe and the creation of life can not have happened accidentally. The physicist Paul Davies argues that the claim that science is “free of faith” is “manifestly bogus

The popular press appears to suggest that the creation of the universe without God is correct and not the Biblical story, giving all sorts of explanations. What they fail to answer is why only man has developed as the dominant race, if evolution was so even, why are we not living a “Star Trek” picture of life where we share ideas with all the other creatures in our world?  The Bible has the answer if we are prepared to look.  Man’s dominance over the animals was by God’s design Man was to “Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Genesis 1:28.
Scientists tell us that the earth is millions of years old; and although they agree on the sequence that God took to create life, many belittle the Biblical timescale of 6 days. It boils down to how long is a day, We know it as 24 hours, on Venus it is 243 Earth days, and in heaven – ‘With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day’ (2 Peter 3.8).

If all this is too mind-bending you may prefer this simpler explanation.

A little girl asked her father: ‘How did the human race appear?’ The father answered, ‘God made Adam and Eve; they had children; and so was all mankind made.’  Two days later the girl asked her mother the same question.   The mother answered, ‘Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved.’  The confused girl returned to her father and said, ‘Dad how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Mom said they developed from monkeys?’ The father answered, ‘Well, Dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family, and your mother told you about hers.

Arguments for an intelligent designer are demonstrated in the properties of DNA, the molecules in our cells that carry our personal genetic code. Atheist biologist Richard Dawkins observed in his book River Out of Eden, “The machine code of the genes is uncannily computer-like” So, who designed and programmed DNA?  Gene Myers, one of the lead scientists on the Human Genome project, stated in an interview in 2000: “‘What really astounds me is the architecture of life,’ he said. ‘The system is extremely complex. It’s like it was designed. There’s a huge intelligence there.’” After a lifetime of atheism, the philosopher Anthony Flew wrote in his book “There is a God” that the evidence leads conclusively that there is a God. He asked the question: “How did the first reproducing creature ever get its DNA?” and the rationality of the universe convinced him that there is a God, who wrote the laws of nature.

It seems that scientists can only find what God has already created – probably the reason why each headline is called a “discovery.” What do you think, and while you are thinking you may like this story:

God was sitting in heaven one day when a scientist said to Him.  ”God we don’t need you anymore. Science has finally figured out a way to create life out of nothing – in other words, we can now do what you did in the beginning.”

“Oh, is that so? Explain…” replied God.

“Well,” says the scientist, “we can take dirt and form it into the likeness of you and breathe life into it, thus creating man.”  “Well, that’s very interesting… show me”  God replied. So the scientist bends down to the earth and starts to mould the soil into the shape of a man.  “No, no, no…” interrupts God, “Get your own dirt.”

George Jevons
courtesy of www.parishwindow.co.uk

Presence and Engagement Course

Arun is leading a four week course at Lammack Church starting on the 16th September and ending on the 7th October.

The sessions will start at 7pm and finish at 8:30pm.

This is an ideal opportunity for those people who were unable to attend the course at St James to find some answers to the question: “How should Christians relate to their Muslim neighbours?”