It is fallen mankind's habit to claim that all things can and will be known, that there is no corner of the universe unsearchable or conundrum unfathomable that our willpower and intellect cannot overcome. We've become accustomed to so much discovery and innovation that we fancy ourselves the masters of our own destinies. In the meantime, on our presumptive journey towards total enlightenment we bask in the light of our own imaginations. If we can dream it, it must be possible.

Christ-follower, do not be fooled. Man is not the highest and wisest life-form on the planet (or universe, for that matter). Humanity's judgments are not infallible and its reason not perfect. No, the truth is that we know of only One who exists, who IS, and who meets the acclamations that mortals grant to one another:

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor? Or who has first given to Him that it might be paid back to him again? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen. (Romans 11:33-36)

In the coming weeks our music team will be introducing a new song to our Sunday fellowship that presents us with the opportunity to worship our great God for those of His attributes that are His and His alone. Sooner Count the Stars is another in a long line of biblically faithful, contemporary worship songs from the Sovereign Grace Worship community, contributing the title track to their latest album focused on the Trinity. Bob Kauflin describes the song's inspiration this way:

"There will always be mystery in our relationship with God (Isaiah 40:18; Romans 11:33-36), and the doctrine of the Trinity makes that abundantly clear. But that doesn’t keep us from worshiping God as He has revealed Himself to us."

It seems an impossible task to fully honor with our words a God whose ways are beyond our understanding and whose love towards us is incomprehensible. But thanks be to God for our Savior Jesus Christ, whose death and resurrection have made the way for us to, at the end of all things, know fully just as we also have been fully known. (1 Corinthians 13:12)

I could sooner count the stars than number all Your ways
Though I only know in part, that part exceeds all praise
As sunlight fills the skies Your goodness fills my life
For all Your precious gifts receive my gratefulness

I could sooner drink the seas than fathom all Your love
Like a never ceasing stream are mercies through Your Son
The death of Christ alone deserves eternal song
For such a love as His, receive my gratefulness

No praise is high enough, no thanks is deep enough
No life is long enough to tell of all You’ve done
No shout is loud enough, no words are strong enough
No song is sweet enough to sing Your love

I could sooner turn back time than turn Your heart away
Though the years go fleeting by, Your mercies never change
Before You made the sun, Your love was set on us
For all Your faithfulness receive my gratefulness

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