Sunday, January 6, 2008

Blessings again-trees sing for joy

This picture is from my morning walk on Saturday (click on it to get the full beauty)--but back to today!---

I woke up this morning and read the following passages:

100:1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!2 Serve the Lord with gladness!Come into his presence with singing! .......
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,and his courts with praise!Give thanks to him; bless his name

and Psalm 96:

"11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;let the sea roar, and all that fills it;12 let the field exult, and everything in it!Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy"
I thought how appropriate all of this was for today as we enter church with thanksgiving , praise, and singing---and I love the thought of the whole creation rejoicing! Then one of the passages we read in church and that was touched on in the preaching--was the following:

Ephesians 3

8 To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,

I love this verse and the phrase - "the unsearchable riches of Christ" --in Greek the word "unsearchable comes from the word tracked or traced. So here---untraceable

I like what one commentator here says,

"The unsearchable riches of Christ. On the word riches, as used by Paul, see Ephesians 1:7. The word rendered unsearchable--....occurs but once elsewhere in the New Testament, Romans 11:33, where it is rendered, past finding out. Romans 11:33. It means that which cannot be traced out, or explored; Which is inscrutable, or incomprehensible. The meaning here is, that there was a sufficiency in Christ which could not be traced out or explored. It was wholly incomprehensible. The fulness of the riches in him could not be appreciated. There is no more emphatic expression in the New Testament than this. It shows that the heart of the apostle was full of admiration of the sufficiency and glory that was in the Saviour; that he wanted words to express it; and that he considered it the highest honour to be permitted to tell the world that there were such riches in the Redeemer. "
I love that thought of the incomprehensibleness of all that we have in Christ Jesus---the wonderful riches of Him and our slavation in Him. I am so glad for a church where we can exult in His glory, His riches and where we can sing out our praises to Him for all He is and has done!


  1. Oh, that's a lovely lovely view.... and your passages from the Scriptures are so appropriate. I’m sure you had a blessed Sabbath!

    The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. -- Bertrand Russell

    Happy night!


  2. That is a pretty picture, and I love that scripture about the trees singing. I am also planning to do a post on it. I have a devotional by Charles Spurgeon about the unsearchable riches of Christ.

  3. A wonderful uplifting post filled with spiritual affections for Him.

    This brings to mind,
    1 Corinthians 2:9(KJV)
    But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

    Your tree photo seems poetic.