W is for Words

I love listening to my grandchildren learn to talk. Words are a item of freedom and frustration for them. Finally, they can tell us that they are thinking and observing, but sometimes they just don't know the right words yet.

" Mommy, a big truck wet! A big truck wet!
A big big truck needs a towel!"

I love words!
I love languages!

I write articles for an organization (Bibles International) that translates the God's Word into languages that don't have it in their own tongue. I love to hear believers singing praises in their own language. They are all one to God! I find it fascinating to learn of words and phrases that have much more meaning than we have English.

Inzakna can mean both shame and honor.
The Pastor in Pailapool, India explained,
“When you come before a person whom you honor,
you feel shy or ashamed because of your respect for them.”

Words can hurt, if used rashly and inconsiderately. Words can stick and sting. Like the seeds of a dandelion head, they can never be retrieved. As our mothers taught us, "If you can't say something nice, it's better not to say anything at all."

May we guard our tongues and words. May our words be of peace and kindness, building up, rather than tearing down. This applies to written words as well. May we write only that which encourages others and brings glory to God.

"Let the words of my mouth (and pen)
and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in Thy sight,
O Lord, my Strength and Redeemer."
(Psalm 19:14)


Joanne Sher said...

I love words too, as you know. Enjoyed this post.

The Altered Bee said...

Enjoyed your post!

Diana Lesire Brandmeyer said...

I love words too. :)


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