I am reminded that unless we speak our words, then they are simply "just words." Can you imagine how different the recording of the creation would be had God not "spoke" things into being? And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness. - Genesis 1: 3, 4
We have heard that actions speak louder than words, but words must be shared in order to create the action.
In my daily conversations it is not unusual for me to hear of someone's dying experience, or, for some, their own narrative of what it was like to hear the words, "You have cancer." Or, the words, "You are going to die."
It's never truly easy. To give life to words, good or bad, they must have flesh. They must contain purpose. They must have some kind of life, otherwise they are "just words."
If someone says, "I love you," without any deep emotion, the words do more harm than good. But if these same words are spoken from the heart, they can create new life.
"Sittin' on the dock of the bay..."
I have summoned up the words to my page, and perhaps I have you humming and thinking of the song...
I spoke life into an image, or stirred a melody. The source of our words is always important.
Sometimes I think it's good just to consider where our words are rooted. Perhaps the only true way of knowing where our words begin is to stop in prayerful silence.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2018
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.