Indescribable


I have been studying Gripped by the Greatness of God (James MacDonald) along with many (80-100?) other women from Central Ministries. One of the assignments this week was to go outside to enjoy God’s creation. Yes please!

Today was a perfect fall day. There was a gentle breeze and the drying leaves crackled beneath my feet.  I scared up a deer, and I watched a hawk circling in the sky.  I climbed  20 feet into the hunter’s treestand and felt the old shagbark hickory (one I have known since I was a young girl) swaying in the wind.  I love that my assignment today was to enjoy God’s creation and to listen for Him to speak.  I found myself repeatedly thanking God for the things He has done in my life -over the last few years especially.

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When I see all God has made, all He has done, and every minute detail of His creativity, I truly am awestruck by Him.  I think that was the point of the exercise.  On top of all that, to think that the same God has touched my individual life is indescribable.

Can I just leave you with lyrics by Chris Tomlin called Indescribable?

From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation’s revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique in the song that it sings
All exclaiming

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go
Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow
Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light
Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night
None can fathom

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
You are amazing God

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
Incomparable, unchangeable
You see the depths of my heart and You love me the same
You are amazing God
You are amazing God

 Here’s a link to the him singing it:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-zJHgaoVa4

IMG_9566  Last picture is me sitting in the bed of the gator working on my study for Friday.  I had some burning to do and this was a great way to keep an eye on the fire, and continue my day outside.  Thank you God for beautiful days like today. Your creation is so vast it is indescribable, yet so minutely detailed it is again beyond words.  I am in awe of You!


About Vicki Gatchell

I am a wife, a mother of four, a small-town girl, a lover of people, and most recently, I have been overwhelmingly called to share the message of Jesus Christ in Grace and Truth. I grew up on a farm near Hicksville, Ohio where I raised sheep and was nurtured in a love for nature. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy from The Ohio State University and have been practicing Physical Therapy for over 25 years. I received my Master's Degree in Ministry Studies and Women's Leadership Studies from Grace College and Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. I am a life-long student of theology, a longtime ministry volunteer, and I feel called to step forward and lead.

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