Friday, November 28, 2008
This morning I woke up thinking about how amazing is the gift of talk. We come into this world as a baby not knowing anything about language other than hearing it inside the womb. Then over time we watch others, listen to others, and then try it out for ourselves. Toddlers and preschoolers talk non-stop. Elementary age children are inquisitive and ask many questions. So far on my journey in motherhood I have not reached the middle school or high school years yet with my children. Then as adults we continue to talk a lot. Our brains get tired at night and we think that we have said everything that we know by the time we got to bed. Then amazingly, morning comes and our minds are filled with lots of new words and thoughts. Talk really is an amazing gift. We need to thank God for our minds and for our mouths. However, we need to put a careful watch on our mouths so that we do not tear others down. The Bible teaches us that we should build one another up and not tear one another apart. The book of James speaks all kinds of things about the tongue. May we continually be in prayer that we do not misuse this wonderful gift of talk that God gives to us. Also, we need to learn to listen more and talk less. The Lord gave us two ears and one mouth. Maybe so that we would listen more.