Our lives are filled with words spoken about You. I read words about You all the time in books and scripture. Words are the omnipresent descriptors through which we know You. But before all of these words there is THE WORD. In the beginning, before there were sounds or symbols there is THE WORD. If a word is a sound that represents something else to the sense of hearing, before that first word there is THE WORD. If a spoken word is a sound sent out to represent with a name some object or concept, before the first name was spoken there is
THE WORD. If the written word or the word we read is a series of symbols representing the spoken or heard word, before it was first written or read there is THE WORD.
All words, spoken, heard, written or read are preceded by THE WORD; and THE WORD was made flesh and dwelt among us. THE WORD is God. Any representation of an object or concept, any name given to them, any symbolic representation that stands for them, in its purest uncaused origin flows from THE WORD. God is the first word and the last word of all words. Among the ancient Jews the name for God was a word unspoken – unspoken because no human words could contain THE WORD. And so, I suggest that my inescapable inability to fathom You as I might wish is because all we have is words do describe the wordless WORD.