After all Christ did, there are still no words for what He does …


But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! (Romans 5:15, NIV)

It is daunting to realize how God at the cross God takes all that Christ suffered and released in the laying down of His life and forgives us in an overflowing, total and complete way of all our sin through the grace of our Savior. His forgiveness towards us is without measure or limitation as to guarantee our relationship and the true realization of this gift is indescribable as it is ineffable in that we cannot begin to express all that Christ did for us in His death and resurrection.

Yet beyond our inability to find words for what Christ did for us; comes the realization that we also cannot find words for what He does for us. Since there are no words to describe the gift at the cross and the tomb, it follows that there would be no adequate words to describe all He does for us now as we delight and are remade in the gift that we now possess in all that was accomplished at the cross and the tomb (1 John 4:10). Thus the word ineffable, even in its broadest definition, fails us miserably, as to what the gifts of our salvation and sanctification bring to us each and every day for us through Christ as He draws us to our eternal destiny with Him for eternity.

How can there be words for the reconciliation we have with our Creator through the grace of Christ (Romans 5:10)? There are no words to describe the peace we have because we are reconciled to our Creator (Col. 1:20). There are no words to describe the healings that come through the suffering and death of our Lord (Isaiah 53:5). How could we find words for our adoption as “Children of God” (Ephesians 1:3-8)? How can we describe being blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 1:3)? How can we describe being lavished with a great love and glorious grace (Ephesians 1:4)? How can we describe having the “Comforter” abiding in us to guide us, teach us and stay with us through all times and situations (John 14)? How can we describe the ministry of the One who saved us completely from our sins, being our constant “Intercessor” (Hebrews 7:25)? How we describe our place, secure and eternal in our relationship with our “Living Christ and Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:21)?

What Christ did at the cross was ineffable just as we incapable of expressing in words what Christ does for us as the Risen Savior. What Christ does for us and in us is simply is too great, too powerful and too beautiful to be described or expressed. We may not be able to describe all Christ did for us or all He does for us but we can be humbly and eternally thankful for having been freely given such an indescribable gift.

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! (2 Corinthians 9:15, NIV)

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