Shalom. May the Living Word of God reveal the truth of the written Word of God and may you find the truth will set you free as you trust in Jesus the living word.
Have you ever thought there’s a place for words somewhere in this universe? I remember from science that energy is never destroyed, it simply changes. Sound is a wave, so when we say something, that wave goes out and it hits our ears and is converted to impulses that we can interpret as sound. But somewhere, those waves go on to…? and it just made me think of Isaiah..
“Rain and snow fall from the sky. But they don’t return without watering the earth that produces seeds to plant and grain to eat. That’s how it is with my words. They don’t return to me without doing everything I send them to do.” (Isa 55:10-11)
What do your words set out to accomplish, what do mine? Have you ever wondered that when we stand at the judgment seat of Christ, all the words that we’ve said will be there echoing our lives and showing the purpose of our hearts. With the tongue we bless and curse. Certainly gives me pause to think about some of the words I say. I can think of times when I have needed to admonish and it could have been done simply, but I chose to go the expanded route like an infomercial… “But wait there’s more…”
Or at times when I’ve nagged, or been nagged.
It’s true that the tongue holds the power of life and death. That saying “sticks and stones may break my bones; but names will never hurt me”; is a nice shield, but is actually, more often than not, plain wrong. The best way to counter the impact of harsh, hurtful and wrong words are with words of life, affirmation and encouragement; these are found in abundance in the Bible and ultimately contained in the personhood of Jesus Christ. His word is true and truth. While at times his truth may sting us, ultimately it will bless us and grow us stronger. Let’s make a conscious choice to use his words with others.
I hope this week is one where words lift you and restore you. May you know that you are loved.