There was a song, in my teen years that had a line that went something like; It’s only words and words are all I have …
You think that I don’t even mean
A single word I say
It’s only words and words are all I have
To take your heart away
Well if there were no words, this world would be a sad place, as well as a silent, lonely one; words are like the individual links of a gold necklace, interlaced with their neighbours they become a beautiful chain, a chain perhaps to keep safe a treasured locket or pendant; or, words can be links in an anchor chain, giant links in the cable that keeps an ocean going liner secure.
Words make chains that bind hearts, soothe and heal broken ones, words, comfort, sustain, stengthen, give peace…
Words can also be malicious and poison love and relationships.
Words can be links in chains forged to imprison and oppress others…
Words can kill.
Words can give life.
If words are Pearls, then they need to be found, sorted, graded, threaded or set in place by skilled artisans, words need wisdom, integrity, purity of heart before they can become ornaments that become the Lamb’s bride. (Revelation 21: 21)
Remember David, the shepherd boy, well he took 5 stones from the brook and put them in his pouch, but he needed only 1 and 1 shot to slay Goliath … we don’t need many words, just the right one and the discipline of prayer to be effective for God.
Christians don’t need to be ‘wordy’ people to prove they are children of God, what we need is to be children of the WORD and to listen to Him before we fire off 500 sling shots and find every one missed the target or worse still we got the wrong man or woman!
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