A few weeks ago I saw this blog post (sorry can’t remember exactly who, but it was an author and speaker) – anyway she was writing to women who feel compelled to write, specifically a book or a blog. She was encouraging them to do so, and to begin now. And in closing she shared a thought that has really stuck with me. Many people feel compelled to write, and although they may never be a NY Times best seller or even ever be published, their words will touch the hearts of those they love and especially after they are gone from this earth, share wisdom and hope and what God has done to inspire those they leave behind.
The book that I am currently reading, one in a series of fiction novels by Karen Kingsbury, shares the impact of a particular woman’s letters on her husband and children after she has passed away. Her husband finds wisdom, hope, and peace in re-reading her words. Her children find wisdom and guidance at just the right time, and her memory stands stronger with them for her words.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” –John 1:1
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,
The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
Then God said, ‘ Let there be light’; and there was light.”
Words are a pretty powerful thing. We often forget their impact, especially today when words, thoughts, texts, ideas, and images are so carelessly thrown at us like a whirlwind from every direction.
The Word literally brought forth life into this world. God wrote His Word and transformed our lives, and gave us insight into His ways, His Truth, His redemption story. So even if it’s just a few words, or a note here and there, or even just being more conscientious about the words we speak – remember that our words can literally bring light into darkness, they can birth new life.