We saw evidence of God's creation - trees, sky, clouds, water, Queen Ann's lace, birds, an egret, and dragonflies. We saw evidence of man's creation, too; both intelligent creation of a wonderful wooden walkway that spanned the Bottoms, and thoughtless creation by the trash floating in the water.
Look at the size of those posts supporting the walkway!
God's beautiful creation on a piece of man's trash ...
Upon reflection, I thought about the incredible beauty that God created by just speaking the word. He framed worlds by the words of His mouth.
In fact, during the creation of Earth, the only thing He chose to get His hands dirty to create was man himself.
He just had to be a "hands-on" God for man!
Like our Father, we, too, can be creative with the words we speak.
"Good job, I knew you could do it!"
"You're always so sweet."
"I can see the love of Jesus on your face."
"I know I can trust you."
"You're a mighty man of valor." (God called Gideon a mighty man of valor BEFORE he had done anything remarkable. He was calling forth what He knew Gideon could be.)
Just like anything else, what can be so beautiful, creative and uplifting can be used to destroy. Destructive words can sever a relationship in the time it takes to say them.
"You'll never amount to anything."
"You're so stupid. Why can't you learn?"
"How many times do I have to tell you?"
"I wish you'd never been born."
Please. Think about your words before you use them. They can be instruments of building a wonderful relationship, word by word. Or your words can irrevocably destroy.
It's your choice.
I'm choosing to link this post with the community at #TellHisStory because creative words can tell His story. You can find this group at JenniferDukesLee.com