What is “Indescribable” about life? What does “Indescribable” mean to you? How would you define or begin to fathom the word – Indescribable? Do you often associate the word with Chris Tomlin’s song of praise, or perhaps Louie Giglio’s Indescribable DVD series on God’s Indescribable love for the whole of humankind and the universe beyond our eyes and limited knowledge. Mind you, it wasn’t Chris Tomlin who wrote the popular Christian worship song Indescribable, it was actually Laura Story. ((http://www.laurastory.com/about))

The word “Indescribable” is rather ambiguous without being associated with something. For me, it unravels and vaguely describes – in my own limited vocabulary – the wonders of life, whatever and wherever the human imagination leads.

In relation to the Christian faith, I personally find God’s love for the world rather indescribable. God didn’t need to save us mere mortals, but He chose to love us, by sending His Son Jesus to die for us, so that we could live and have eternal life (John 3:16). I don’t understand why the LORD God would want to love us, especially when we spend most of our time on earth being nasty towards one another. On the contrary, God’s love is also revealed in the acts of human love and compassion towards one another too. I also find it interesting from observing the Scriptures that the Old Testament appears to be quite chaotic, but in the New Testament – there is a sense of change in terms of the love of God being anointed to all of humankind – even more so, when we see the divine works of Holy Trinity. God’s fulfilled and purposeful love to the world in the New Testament is revealed from the moment that God sends His Son Jesus to earth, and carries through beyond the resurrection and ministry of Jesus, where we are encouraged to pursue the Godly qualities of Christian character.

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you. -Philippians 4:8-9 (NLT)

Could you begin to describe why someone would want to forgive you even after hurting them, or for giving you a full refund without question, or for giving you a gift (of any value) that you do not deserve – or simply loving you unconditionally? I too, do not understand either. An act of kindness can go a long way, and it can certainly brighten someone’s day and affect them so much, that they too, will feel compelled to encourage others through random acts of kindness.

I recently started a new course on Christianity Explored with a fantastic cell group from our local church, and one of the things that the course hopes to achieve is for folk to explore and study the Gospel of Mark over the duration of the short-course. One of the stirring questions found in the given handbook asks, whether there is anything that intrigues or puzzles you about Jesus? Where does one start? For one, I am intrigued that Jesus is a sinless man, despite being born as a human being. I am equally amazed at how Jesus was able to resist the temptations of evil. Well, I guess, He is after all – God’s only Son.

Going back to defining the word Indescribable. I think it is fair to say that the word lives up to its name and meaning, particularly when describing God’s love for us, and despite our failures – He continues to overflow His grace and mercy. I know personally, all the good and bad experiences are literally indescribable – but one thing’s for sure – is that we were not created by chance or by accident. Life is far too complex, whether you look at life from a biblical or scientific perspective.

Essentially, we are a gift, and it’s something that we should embrace and appreciate. Yes, there will be hardships, but there will also be times of joy and I personally believe, we simply need to celebrate God’s indescribable love and celebrate the small things in life. This is evidently why I established this reflective blog – that instead of focusing on our worries and self all the time, we should give thanks for the opportunity to swim through the currents of life, and give thanks to Our Creator, Our Heavenly Father.

~Richard