The Word

Today is Resurrection Sunday. Following the blogpost on “Rejoice! Christ is Alive!”, I want to remember “The Word” that was zealously and fervently preached on stage by Ps Isaac Wimberley, halfway through Kari Jobe’s performance on “Forever”.

“The Word”, written by Isaac Wimberley, adequately exemplifies the Christian faith. In his poetry, the zeal, admiration, and praise for God are all poured out in worship to the One and Only True Living God. It moved me to tears, and stirred my longing to want to be with God for ever. So here, I want to note down his poetry as a reminder to myself, of how great and awesome is my God, while at the same time, acknowledging how small and limited I am. Yet, yet! This almighty God still loves me all the same, even when I am wretched and sinful.

Romans 5:8

“The Word” by Isaac Wimberley

If there are words for Him then I don’t have them
You see my brain has not yet reached a 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, my voice is so inhibited
Restrained by human limits
That it’s hard to even send a praise up
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, and favorable
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
And to try and capture the one TRUE God
Using my vocabulary will never do

But I use my 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 firstborn 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 over all things He reigns
HOLY IS HIS NAME!!
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
Praise Him because He rose!!
Hallelujah He rose!!
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

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!

The link to the above-mentioned live performance by Kari Jobe and Isaac Wimberley is as follows: http://youtu.be/huFra1mnIVE

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7 Responses to The Word

  1. Kelly says:

    Thank you for this post! Peace and many blessings to you!

  2. Jodi says:

    Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! I plan to start leading “Forever” at our church soon and I SO wish we could read this poem publicly, too. Thank you for sharing this. 🙂

  3. faheemah stevens says:

    I cannot stop reciting this poem. It is a remarkable and wonderful remembrance of what the Lord has sacrificed for us and our sins. Praise the Lord! Hallelujah

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