Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Kings Become Fools

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to go to a Gungor concert. It was a pretty chill concert which really allowed you to appreciate the music. Being a bit behind on my bands, I did not know many of their songs. I am really glad I didn't though. You know when you listen to a song for the first time and you actually listen to it instead of just hearing the noise it creates? Then add in the fact that it was a live concert and you have an audience waiting on every word. That's got to be a pretty cool experience for the band. I am particularly grateful for one song in particular. It has been on my mind and heart every day since then. The lyrics go like this...

Oh the vapor of it all
It's a chasing of the wind
The powers of the earth so pale and thin
We will set our hearts on you again
Heaven taunts the hearts of men
We can feel it from within
The beauty of it all
The mystery
The swelling of a voice
A rising sea
You oh God are Holy
Trees clap their hands for you
Oceans they dance for you
You are holy 
Oh the mystery of it all
I can never peer within
I'll never find the words or understand
The fullness of a God
Become a man
You oh God are Holy
Trees clap their hands for you
Oceans they dance for you
You are holy
Infinite and holy
A billion suns rise for you
Clouds paint the skies for you
Mountains stand tall for you
Valleys bow down to you
Everything rising to
Sing all our songs for you
The impossible and holy
Kings become fools for you
Kingdoms to ruins for you
Vapor finds ground in you
Music finds sound for you
Everything rising
Everything rising 
Come like dawn
Like waves
Like sunlight
Bring this world to life 
Come like rain
Like breath
Like springtime
Bring this world to life

What incredible words. "A billion suns rise for you, clouds paint the skies for you, mountains stand tall for you, valleys bow down to you." And then, "kings become fools for you, kingdoms to ruins for you." What an incredible God we serve. He created every minute detail of this universe. The earth bends to His will, and yearns to praise His name. It's funny to think that His most beloved creations are the ones who forget His existence most readily. We have the most knowledge, the highest capacity for love and emotion, and the ability to form the strongest connections. These are true gifts from our Father, but they also can be our biggest downfalls. We get so distracted with the amazing things God created, that we often forget who wrote it all into being. This song is a daily reminder to me to slow down, take a breath, and recenter my heart on the Lord. "The powers of the earth so pale and thin..." The beauty of the earth has the ability to mask our perceptions of the true beauties of things that go beyond our planet. God not only created a home for humanity, but a home for our home within our galaxy, and hundreds of thousands of neighbors for us to explore. Complexity creates a desire for answers. I don't think God gave us this incredible residence just because. He knew we would want answers. He created us and knew we would long for the solutions to the problems He created. And the answers lie in Him. How incredible! Trees clap their hands, oceans dance, and everything we know will one day praise the name of God with everything within.

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