- Impossible to explain; not easily accounted for.
I offer you the dictionary meaning of the word “inexplicable” because it’s utterly inexplicable how I’m even online this morning.
Just a few short hours ago, before I went to bed, I decided to spray some air freshener about because my little space here smelled like various varieties of wet cat food.
I doused the air with Febreze and laid down for the evening, having exchanged the smell of rotted shrimp for that of “Bora Bora Waters”.
I’m not sure why the waters of Bora Bora smell like old perfume, but that too is inexplicable…I digress.
As often happens, Miss Kitty decided that she needed a snack after I had gotten comfortable, necessitating that I rise and get one for her.
I got up and turned on the lamp…and as I reached for the lamp chain my hand was sprayed with something wet.
When the light came on I saw the bottle of Febreze slowly emptying it’s contents…directly into my modem.
The handle was stuck and it had been spraying a stream into the router for a few minutes.
Needless to say, the drenched electronics no longer worked.
I poured (and poured is the right word) out the liquid from the modem and wondered how in the world I was going to be able to replace it.
I laid down again feeling more than a little depressed and defeated…the inexplicable accidents of life seem to happen here way too often.
This morning, I plugged it in, just out of desperate hope.
One by one, the lights flickered on across the face of the modem.
They stayed on.
They’re on now.
This, my friends, is inexplicable.
The seeming destruction of my modem and it’s resurrection are both inexplicable.
Actually, the fact that it is working is explicable.
God had mercy.
I don’t need any other explanation.
This got me thinking…
We try so hard to explain everything, including the Biblical story of redemption.
We analyze every jot and tittle of the 66 books to come up with precise doctrines and definitions of that which in the end is inexplicable save the love and mercy of God.
Then we condemn anyone who came up with something different in their search for answers to the inexplicable.
We suck every last bit of the joy and wonder out of our salvation and the work of God on our behalf, which is truly inexplicable behavior.
This morning, I’m rejoicing in the inexplicable mercy of God.
Go and do likewise.
Inexplicable mercy is a call to worship, not explanation…
Make your own application…