Psalm 127:3 says, “Children are a blessing, a gift from the Lord.” (CEV) Every child is an unrepeatable miracle. Isn’t it remarkable to think that no one in the history of the world ever had, currently has, or ever will have your unique composition, your finger prints, or personality. You are undoubtedly a one of a kind masterpiece! Why would you ever want to try to be someone else? Please don’t demean your worth.
What if we not only saw ourselves and others with this in mind, but treated ourselves and others with this kind of respect and awe, especially children? Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 9:12-15, “This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” (CEV)
Through Pastor Jerry, I came to the knowledge that the word “indescribable” used in verse 15 can only be found once in the entire Bible! The indescribable gift that Paul is referring to is the overwhelming grace and generosity that overflows into our lives in countless ways because of the sacrifice of Christ. It was almost like Paul was at such a loss for words that he had to make up a word to even begin to express the kindness of God in Christ. Strong’s concordance defines the root word to indescribable as “impossible to estimate.”
It is only fitting that as we continue to discover just how vast and ridiculous the mercy of God is so that it directly translates into a life of worship and compassion.
Children are a gift from God and it so crucial that they, from their earliest moments, encounter God’s “inexpressible gift” of mercy and grace through us!