Indescribable [ in-di-skrahy-buh-buhl ]
not describable; too extraordinary for description
2 Corinthians 9:15
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
Most of us understand that the culture is becoming increasingly dark. Lies are promoted with each passing day, and new deceptions attempt to displace God’s truth. But the gift that Christ-followers possess is impenetrable and eternal. Our Savior has overcome the world and its falsehoods (John 16:33).
The Apostle Paul points to God’s gift of Jesus Christ. Specifically, he uses the word indescribable as an adjective for our abundance in Christ (2 Corinthians 9:15). Paul’s statement to the Corinthian church is the only instance in which this descriptor is used in the New Testament. The Greek word for “indescribable” is translated as meaning “unutterable”. Indeed, it is appropriate that indescribable be applied to Jesus.
Jesus is our Savior, and He is our Lord. He is our High Priest, a Master who can relate to our temptations. He is God (John 8:58), and yet He is approachable. As Jesus came to the earth freely, He was fully God and fully human (John 1:14). His existence as God and man is far beyond our mortal comprehension. Although the faithful know Him, it is impossible to humanly express everything that He is and all that He means to us.
Christ is the Creator. Everything was created by Him and through Him (John 1:1-3). He
holds everything together (Colossians 1:15-17, Hebrews 1:3)...the universe, the spinning planets, and the clockwork of our solar system. As our earth travels at a speed of 67,000 mph in its orbit around the sun, it is not by chance that the planet is sustained. It lies in His omnipotent hands.
We are so fortunate. We have a holy and all-powerful Lord who loves us and sacrificed Himself for those who would believe in Him. This reality cannot be placed into words in any proper form. It is impossible to fully articulate. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!