Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.
Psalm 40:5 (NIV)
None Can Compare
Back in 1959, Hugh Maclennan wrote an article in McLean’s Magazine entitled “The Incomparable St. Lawrence.” Among other things, he wrote, “There is enough water in the St. Lawrence alone to irrigate half of Europe, but the river pours right out of the continent into the sea. In summer, the clouds pass over it in soft, cumulus, pacific towers, endlessly forming and dissolving to make a welter of movement about the sun. In winter when there is no storm the sky is generally empty, blue and glittering over the ice and snow, and the sun stares out of it like a cyclopean eye.”
We live in busy times and too often we don’t take time to consider all the blessings that are ours in Christ. God has done great things, in our world, and in our personal lives. The old hymn is sadly correct – when we stop to count our blessings we are surprised at what the Lord has done. We ought not to be surprised – we ought to be constantly aware of His many blessings. King David was, and in Psalm 40:5 he writes: “Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.” As David took time to consider all the Lord had done in his life and through his life, he was constantly amazed at God’s goodness and blessings. So many, in fact, that a lifetime of declaring the blessings of God would not be enough. Take time today to stop and consider all the Lord has done for you. And then, start declaring them to others.
These have been words from the heart.