The Sole Proprietor

Have you ever been told a true story, then seen a picture or interview with the real life participants only to be shocked by the fact that the characters you see in front of you do not look or talk anything like those who once lived and breathed in your imagination? Adjectives can only be so vivid. I guess that’s why they say a picture’s worth a thousand words. Until we actually see whatever is being described to us, we can only hypothesize what it might look like. For too long of a time, I’ve been doing this with God. I’ve heard and read adjectives like “God is good,” and “God is holy,” and taken what I know about those words and applied them to Him, trying to paint a picture of what He must be like. But if Webster’s dictionary is the moon, it does not reflect all of the sun’s light, only part of it. ”Good” is not an adjective used to describe God, He is the very definition of it. Apart from Him, it does not exist. I can’t fully know what good is in it’s entirety unless I know who God is. That is what makes God truly indescribable. He is the sole proprietor of His descriptors. God is not defined by “Holy” or “Good,” good and holy are defined by God. If I want an accurate view of God, I simply need to know Him. And the more I do, the more I see that He is far greater than I ever imagined.

James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.