Today I thought I would share with you an amazing poem written by Isaac Wimberley. I first heard this poem in Kari Jobe’s song called ‘Forever’. (You guys should definitely check it out.)
So without further ado here’s the poem…
If there are words for Him then I don’t have them.
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 breath with enough agility to breathe out the greatness of His Love.
And my voice, see my voice is so inhibited, restrained by human limits that it’s hard to even sing the praise up, you see, 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, favorable.
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 to try and capture the one true God, using my vocabulary will never do, but I use 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 first born 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 above 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.
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! Eternity!
So its 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!
Please go check out the video ‘Forever’ which contains this poem, it’s really awesome! It goes for 12 minutes but the poem starts at 6:45 in the video. I highly recommend watching the whole thing in context though or even just letting it play in the background.
Many Blessings, Grace