The Importance of Words…
How much did you talk yesterday? Can you remember half of what you said?
Some of us talk more than others, but even those of us who are considered quiet say a lot during the course of a day. From the moment we wake up to the moment we go to bed, our existence is defined by words. Because talking is so natural, we don’t pay much attention to what we’re saying.
I have come to realize the significance that God places on words, and the lasting impact they have on us and on others.
First, our God-given ability to communicate makes us unique in all of creation. Unlike the plant life and wildlife, we are designed in his image (Genesis 1:27) and can share our thoughts, desires and emotions with one another through words.
Second, the first words human ears ever heard came from the mouth of God (Genesis 1:28-30). The Creator of the universe unlocked the doors of life to humanity using words as his key. To this day, there is nothing we depend on more than our ability to give and receive communication.