November 7, 2019

Yesterday, as Grace brought me up to speed on where we are in preparation for the live stream of our Sunday morning worship service, she said, “And then I can make you sound better.”

Realizing how that sounded, she quickly added, “Louder, I mean louder.” And as she turned five different shades of red, she said, “Words are very hard for me.”

Are words hard for you? Have you ever said anything that sounded good in your head but weird when you actually heard it? Have you ever said something you wish you could take back? This happens to me all the time. But this is not new. It has been going on as long as there have been people.

One of the subjects the Bible addresses on a regular basis is the prudent use of words.

The wisest of all people said, “Intelligent people think before they speak; what they say is then more persuasive. Kind words are like honey – sweet to the taste and good for your health.” (Proverbs 16:23-24)

You words matter so use them wisely.

Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, use my words to bring healing and wholeness to a broken world. Fill my mind with peace, my hands with action, and my mouth with words of wisdom and joy. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Next time I talk to Grace, I am going to record the conversation. As usual, it will be very entertaining.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins