You know that line you’re tempted to use in a thank you note: “I can’t tell you how thankful I am for…”? Usually that phase would be more accurately worded, “I don’t know how to put into words…”

There are very few emotions, ideas, or responses that cannot be communicated through the English language. Sometimes we just don’t want to put the effort into finding the words to express them.

But Christmas is different.

God’s gift, first delivered in a manger, is truly unspeakable.

The most skilled wordsmith can’t find the vocabulary to describe Christ’s sacrifice. There are no words full enough to describe His love. God’s gift fills the true definition of unspeakable.

Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.—2 Corinthians 9:15