None Can Fathom

Read: Psalm 8

Sometimes the words to songs just jump out at you. That happened to me this past week as I was listening to an older song of Chris Tomlin’s titled “Indescribable.” All of the words to this song do a great job elaborating on what Psalm 8 is proclaiming about the majesty of God our Creator, but these were the words that jumped out at me. “Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light, yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night? None can fathom!

If you want to enjoy this song, these words, and the wonder of creation here is a video link with pictures and the words from Chris Tomlin.


Seriously, think about that. Who but God could have thought up the sun, the solar system, and how everything works together to sustain life on this earth for so long? The greatest scientist, theologian, engineer, or business mind on this earth could not have fathomed what our universe holds in it today.

When we take time in life to stop and think about the wonder of creation it truly is something that we as humans cannot fathom. Not only nature but our bodies and lives themselves are just an incredible creation to ponder. Verse 4 of this Psalm says it well, “What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?”

As Christians we should not only be in awe of this but we should take hold of the call that has been placed upon us by God to care for his creation. This means that we need to make this a spiritual matter. It means that we are to do what we can to take care of our bodies, our families, each other, and the world that we live in.

David ends this Psalm with words that seem so fitting. He writes, “Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”

Make it personal: Take some time this week to enjoy creation! Ponder how awesome it is that God has created you and blessed you to live in this world that he has created. May each of us also ask the Lord how we can best care for these things.

Enjoying God’s Creation, Glen Rhodes, Arthur Mennonite Church