So these are quotes, which have marked me…and still mark me. Isn’t it amazing how words create? Ex nihilo….something out of nothing.
Many a day I have told my friend, Joanne, that God is still working in her life. He can create and recreate. Ex nihilo.
Do those words encourage her heart and hand her hope? I hope so! But even more than that, my prayer is that these words BREATHE a fresh breath over her life, creating truth from what she can not yet see.
Words also can destroy. And they mark. And they slay. And they ruin.
What do we do with that? When the words spoken to us, over us and ’round about us are destruction for our hearts and minds?
We take them to the cross–the very cross on which Jesus died and took upon Himself every destructive word and act of our own lives towards Him. There. And there only there can we take those very words…and cover them in grace. Like we have been covered.
And as an addendum and for the record, I also tell on those people. I tattle on them to God. And I ask Him to change their cutting, destructive, killing words and make them resurrection, beautiful and creating words. Ex nihilo. Out of nothing.
He makes all things beautiful in His time. Wait for Him.
Abba, I bring to you today the words that have just cut me to the core this past week. They hold no power over me for I place YOU, Jesus, between those words and their intent and myself. I ask for you to cover those words and that one in grace. Father, forgive them, for they know not yet how to build and create. Teach them Your ways and paths, Lord. TEACH ME. In the meantime, Lord, I thank you for the Cross…for Your forgiveness…for Your Grace over my life. Amen.