Welcome back to 52 Weeks of Grace.
This month we’re discussing sharing God’s grace with others. One of the primary ways we do that is with our words. Our words are often the first thing people hear and the last thing they remember about us. Words are important!
My father must have told me at least one million times, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Those wise words have come in handy more than once.
I had a pastor once who was teaching a children’s sermon–she had a tube of toothpaste, and she squirted some out on a piece of cardboard. Then she encouraged the children to put the toothpaste back into the tube. Of course that was impossible. She said, “Our words are like that. Once they’re out, you can’t put them back in.”
And then there’s this quote.
You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say. ~Martin Luther
Wow! Yes! That’s what I’m talking about. What we say, and what we don’t say are both very important! And many times our words either allow us to share grace with someone, or they block us from being able to share.
So this week, as we approach Easter Sunday, I encourage you to think of your words as a vehicle for Grace.