WHAT LANGUAGE DO YOU SPEAK??
It’s Monday morning, and it’s going to be a great week. On my way to church yesterday, my mind went to a moment that happened over 10 years ago around Easter time. This man that I have known since I was a child looked at me and said “you are pretty, but you’re sister looks like a movie star.”. Those words made me want to cry, and they definitely made me reject who I was on the outside even more. This memory made me take a look at myself and what language that I speak on the daily. How do I make others feel when we leave a conversation?? Am I speaking the language of heaven???
By the way, that comment doesn’t disturb me like it use to because my sister does look a movie star!!!
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” ~Albus Dumbledore
I think that we can all agree on the undeniable power of spoken WORDS. I’ve experienced the sting of harsh words more than once, and I’ve also experienced the warmth of kind, loving words (language of heaven). As a mother, it’s even harder to watch or to hear the effects that WORDS have on your babies. There is another level of emotions that begin to stir. I want to throat punch not only those kids, but the parents who allow that kind of behavior.
“… my heart stands in awe of your words… as one who finds great treasure.” -Psalm 119:161