Sometimes there are no words

All we have at times is a reaction and not the words.

Some days all I have is a response or a reaction and I have words but they aren’t the right ones! Those times perhaps it is best not to say anything!

Having taught some of the most amazing truths about grace, assurance of future salvation and the grafting back into God’s purposes it seems Paul runs out of words before he launches into a most wonderful doxology.

“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom andknowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counsellor?”“Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?”For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.” (Romans 11 v 33-36)


The doxology starts with an exclamation mark, it is the oh: there are strong feelings behind this 2 letter word, an indicator of a response of high volume, of shouting and raising your voice.
It is indescribable. It is inexpressible. There are not enough words but it is more than that. There are not the right words. So this truth of Christ’s salvation for all is unutterable, unexplainable and incomprehensible. Of the over 6,500 languages in the world, it is the same. Could we find words in Arabic that best describe this? No. Or Mandarin Chinese or Japanese? No. It is impossible. It sits in a whole new undiscoverable language. It is lavish but it is more than that. It is unbeatable because it is everything …Oh! That’s what the message of Jesus does to a person.

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