thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! [2 corinthians 9:15]
charis, in the original Hebrew, is often used to describe God’s grace, which is also used here as thanks.
and with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace (charis) was upon them all. [acts 4:33]
paul brings the focus of this chapter back to the point of it all, God’s gift to us – the ultimate gift of his Son. we give from a place in which we have been given much. he brings the focus to praise.
even when you can’t find the words, praise.
even when you don’t understand, praise.
even when you can’t imagine, praise.
Praise him for who He is and the great grace he has lavished upon us by making a way to be right before hIm.
~ natalie schmidt