The Power of Our Words
"Each one of you must respect his mother and father." -Leviticus 19:3
I wonder how many of us have taken time in the last year to tell our parents exactly what they mean to us. Whether it be a letter, a poem, a tribute, or a conversation where we take their hands in our own... And try to express the depth of love and admiration we feel for them.
I’m sure there will be many who appreciate your carefully spoken words at their funerals… but, how much more impact could they have during their lifetimes?! I'm reminded of a tribute my siblings and I made for my father one Christmas. Do you know where it hangs to this day? Above his recliner in the living room.
It is a constant reminder of the love and respect of his children.
The power of words is great, my friends. Oh, that we would use them wisely!
Prayer: Lord, forgive our inaction in this area. We take so many things and people for granted! Thank you for the blessing of family... May we strive to show them what they mean to us frequently. Amen