be to God for his indescribable gift!" (2 Corinthians
a title for our wonderful Redeemer! Indeed, He is a gift beyond
always delightful to receive gifts and special tokens from
loved ones. But no gift can be compared with God's gift of
His beloved Son. No pen or tongue or artist's brush can ever
fully describe the dimension of God's amazing gift to us in
Jesus. He is that gift that outstrips all estimates and defies
artistic description. Poets cannot express Him; theologians
cannot explain Him; orators cannot portray Him. The gift is
too marvelous to be adequately described and too priceless
to be assessed.
is God's indescribable gift to humanity. "God so loved
the world, that he gave his only begotten Son" (John
3:16). And Jesus so loved that he "gave himself"
for us (Galatians 2:20, NIV). With this indescribable gift,
comes the salvation package of amazing grace, genuine forgiveness,
transforming power, and eternal life.
indescribable gift cannot be obtained by human performance
or effort. It cannot be secured by monetary payments. Christ
is a gift to be received and appropriated (see Colossians
2:6). In practical terms, a gift is not efficacious until
it is accepted. God's indescribable gift is available to all
who will receive Him. "As many as received Him, to them
He gave the right to become children of God" (John 1:12,
of this: "It is through the gift of Christ that we receive
every blessing. Through that gift there comes to us day by
day the unfailing flow of Jehovah's goodness... Everything
is supplied to man through the one unspeakable Gift, the only
begotten Son of God."--God's Amazing Grace, p.
Prayer Today: Lord, with Paul I pray today, "Thanks
be to God for his indescribable gift!" Amen.