Lord, our Lord, how magnificent is your name throughout the earth! You have covered the heavens with your majesty.Psalm 8:1, Christian Standard Bible
Words fail us when we attempt to describe God.
The words of Scripture are true, and as such, they teach us truly about God. Yet, God is infinite. Words are finite. They can tell us truly about God but they can never capture his fullness.
This idea is captured in our word majesty–an idea that begins and ends Psalm 8. In the midst, David looked to the heavens, looked to mankind, and looked to the animals of the world. Though it all, David saw God’s fingerprints, his handiwork, and his majesty.
Yet, it was a mere molecule in the vast ocean of God.
We can never think too highly of God. We can never think him too big. We can never think him too great or imagine him too sovereign. We were created in God’s image but God is not like us. He is above and beyond us. He designed us for relationship with him. Yet, we will never know him so fully that he becomes fully known.
This is the essence of God’s majesty.
He is so great, so big, and so good, that he captures our imaginations and we stare at his greatness in awe.