This is going to be short and thoughtful because I totally forgot to draft a post this week. Raw me
Have you ever really taken the time to think about words? As a writer or a student, you may spend more time with them than you'd like to.
God created words. He created language. There are so many languages and I wish I could learn them all but alas that's not my gift.
My gift is to use these words in this one language and rearrange and rearrange the 26 letters into a masterpiece.
Have you ever tried painting? You have a vision and for me that painting rarely turns out like the colors in my mind. Words do that to. But words form a painting too and it's just as artistic and difficult to master.
Have you ever considered how cool it is that people can communicate with one another? Think about that moment at the Tower of Babel when no one spoke the same language any more and think about how utterly terrifying that must have been. Ideas came out in words that no one but you understood.
Words get abused through misuse and slander and their a very dangerous weapon. But every dangerous thing has a beautiful purpose it can be set to if you're careful and thoughtful.
I rearranged and rearranged those 26 symbols of our common language into an entire book recently. It was a lot of hard work and I tried very hard to avoid the dangers of words, of miscommunication, and to share the beauty language and reading that language can bestow.
It's really so, so beautiful that we're trusted enough to use words, knowing the hurt and destruction they can cause. So don't break that trust. Who's to say God won't take away the words again? Use them well and use them for His glory. They're magic for better or for worse.
A first draft post of words. Let's communicate -- thoughts?