Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
2 Corinthians 9:15 NIV
Bill Black still gets letters and cards thanking him and other Canadian veterans for their service in the Korean War. Quite a few of those notes from South Koreans arrived this past summer at the Korea Veterans Association, where Black is president of an Ottawa chapter. July 27 marked the 70th anniversary of the armistice in that conflict. More than 26,000 Canadian Armed Forces were deployed to assist South Korea after it was invaded by North Korea in 1950.
As we consider all that took place on the first Christmas, do you ever wish you could have interviewed Mary as she held her baby for the first time, or the shepherds on their way out from the stable? I wonder what the wise men thought after arriving and presenting their gifts to Jesus some two years after His birth. While they brought their gifts, they must have understood that the real gift was Jesus Himself. They would not have been the first, or the last, to understand this. Paul the apostle wouldn’t meet Jesus until he was an adult, but he describes his response in 2 Corinthians 9:15: “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” These words have been used by every man, woman and child who had put their faith and trust in Jesus. There is no greater gift, and He is so wonderful that He is beyond the ability to describe Him in His fullness. All we know is that He has transformed our lives, assured us of eternity, given us hope, peace and joy and revealed the reason why we are here at just such a time as this. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift of Jesus.
These have been words from the heart.