When you really think about it, words are just letters that are put together in a certain order.  When we look at words in languages that we don’t understand, they mean nothing to us.  And yet, in our own language, words evoke many different emotions.  For most people the words puppy, kitten, balloon, and ice cream carry thoughts of happiness and may even bring a smile to our faces.  Words such as poverty, war, suffering and sickness can tug at our hearts.  Names of those in our families or people we love mean everything to us and yet to others, they are just names. 

Words that are spoken to us by others have the power to tear us down or to elevate us in joy.  Who doesn’t welcome a kind word or a phrase of affirmation offered by someone whom we care about?  Sometimes words can be a call to action.  Sometimes they are a warning to stop. 

Each day we have the opportunity to use our words to encourage others, to help them on their journeys, to assist them through a difficult time.  One word, I believe, spoken in the present transcends into the future…that word is hope.  Today, let us offer hope to all those we meet.  Today, as we celebrate our Sabbath, let us bring hope to our splintered world.

4 thoughts on “Words

  1. “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” (Proverbs ??:??)

    Hi Andie,

    Thank you for your kind words concerning my friend who passed on to be with the Lord. I really appreciate it.

    Yes, our words are very important and we must watch what we say. We must always speak words that will encourage and lift up the other person. Not always easy to do, but it’s a command of God.

    Hope to speak with you soon.


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