Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Orange Moon Wednesday, September 7, 2022 “Indescribable”

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…



   One of the challenges of seeking to bear witness to the Person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ involves the fact that words seem inadequate to convey the wonder.  The Word of God itself declares the wonder to be indescribable.

      "Now thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift" (II Corinthians 9:15).

     I never preach, or write, or bear witness to the Lord Jesus without feeling I do not have capability to adequately, as the old hymn proclaims, "tell the old old story of Jesus and His love."  This constitutes a primary reason every Christian communicator must saturate our witness with the absolute best means of conveying truth.  "The entrance of Thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple" (Psalm 119:130).  Scripture best declares the truth of God because it is the truth of God.  "Thy Word is truth" declared the living Word, the Lord Jesus, of the written Word, the Bible (John 17:17).  No one can devise words that compare with the directly inspired writings of the prophets and apostles led by God to pen His Word.  "For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Spirit" (II Peter 1:21).


   We also trust the Holy Spirit who inspired His Word to interpret it to human hearts and minds.  He alone can describe the indescribable in a manner that becomes understandable and personally relevant to all.  "Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth" (John 16:13).  The Holy Spirit bears witness to the Lord Jesus in a manner that transforms eternal and infinite truth into temporal and finite terms accessible to our grasp.  Of course, both sinner hearing the Gospel and saint seeking to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus realize that complete understanding of "the unspeakable gift" eludes full comprehension.  However, the Spirit pulls the limb of the tree low enough for the plucking of whatever truth meets our need as we respond to His personal communication of Christ.  The Word of God becomes livingly pertinent and applied as the Spirit of God describes the indescribable.  "Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God, that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God" (I Corinthians 2:12).

   In this holy Light at once both blinding and illuminating, eternally ancient and forever enduring glories find their way into our hearts and minds.  We can know God in increasing measure.  We can understand His Word more and more.  The Word and the Spirit make this possible.  However, with increasing light comes increasing wonder.  The more we discover the Lord Jesus, the more we realize we can never know all of His glory and splendor.  How well the Apostle Paul knew this, and how well we do to join him in his exultant expression of grateful realization: "Now thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift!"

There is no end to the quest we know,
forever beckons on.
For we soar in skies so bright and blue,
above all clouds of storm.

Yes, we fly into the heart of God,
as in His Son we trust.
And earth will soon be nothing more
than long forgotten dust.

So spread your wings and catch the wind,
o journeyman of hope.
And race toward horizons blessed
with those who also know,

that the quest of hearts is Jesus,
He is our shining sun.
It matters not how far we've come...
the journey's just begun.

"O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!  How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!"
(Romans 11:33)
"God… doeth great things past finding out, yea, and wonders without number."
(Job 9:2; 10)

Weekly Memory Verse    
   "The meek will He guide in judgment: and the meek will He teach His way."
(Psalm 25:9)


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