Stephen Hawking Can’t Explain You

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Do you think we can ever know everything about Christ?

I believe we’ve barely scratched the surface of exploring the “unsearchable riches of Christ” (Ephesians 3:8).

As John wrote at the end of his gospel:

Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.  (John 21:25)

And these were only the things He did while on the earth.

When the saints I’m pursuing Christ with gather together we often sing a song titled The Half Cannot Be Fancied. The first verse and chorus go like this:

To Jesus every day I find
My heart is closer drawn
You’re fairer than the sons of men
And fresher than the morn;
You’re all that I can say of You
And infinitely more,
And every day You’re dearer
Than You were the day before

The half (the half)
Cannot be fancied
Of such (of such)
A treasure store,
And every day You’re dearer
Than You were the day before

Scientists are still working to unveil the deep mysteries of the earth, nature, and the universe.  With such limited understanding and knowledge of these things, how can we expect to fully comprehend the One who created these things?

And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him! Who then can understand the thunder of his power?  (Job 26:14)

And yet, it is God’s pleasure to reveal Himself to us.

All things have been delivered to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and he to whom the Son wills to reveal him. (Matthew 11:27)

I recently heard a modern version of The Half Cannot Be Fancied on the radio in a song by Weezer called DaVinci.  While they may be singing about a woman, I believe the song echoes the unsearchable riches of our Christ, and that our finite minds are simply unable to grasp all of Him.  Thankfully, God has planted His Spirit in us so that even the weakest could begin to comprehend who Christ is, especially when they join together in expressing Him to each other.

God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important.

Listen to some of the lyrics of DaVinci:

I tried describing you to all my friends
But they just told me to polish my lens
You’re sweet, generous, my sweetheart
I don’t even know where to start

Even Da Vinci couldn’t paint you
Stephen Hawking can’t explain you
Rosetta Stone could not translate you
I’m at a loss for words, I’m at a loss for words
I couldn’t put it in a novel
I wrote a page, but it was awful
Now I just want to sing your gospel
I’m at a loss for words, I’m at a loss for words

Sorry DaVinci.  Sorry Stephen Hawking.  Sorry Rosetta Stone.

You haven’t even scratched the surface of describing, knowing, or translating the ultimate Truth.

Now I just want to sing His gospel…

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