They are incredible.
Listen to someone speak.
Something amazing happens.
Sounds are made and immediately you can automatically understand those sounds based on how you’ve developed your mind.
Travel to another country and different sounds are made, but people there understand what those sounds mean.
I’m writing in English right now.
You are reading this and transferring these words into meaning – within a millisecond, all inside of your mind.
People are created with wonderful abilities and because of this, words have power.
Words are organic, creative and effective.
Words are the paintbrushes that we use to convey meaning, the steel beams we use to construct magnificent architecture of feelings, emotion, and ideas.
In different places in the world, the sounds we make to convey meaning are different.
But all over the world, people have the ability to learn, understand, and grow their language.
Thinking about words and people is blowing my mind – and I think this is important.
It causes me to wonder.
For me, this seed of wonder was ignited on a packed bus in the middle of Manila, Philippines as I listened to people around me speak with sounds I didn’t understand.
Wonder reminds me that you and I are created by a Creator.
We are not unintentional.
We have been created with abilities that are freakishly amazing.
Proverbs 18:21 says this: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.”
Just words and our ability to hear sounds and in a millisecond understand a meaning should cause us to get our knees in worship of Jesus. And it should cause us to be changed so our words bring glimpses of His Kingdom to the needy and lost.
My generation wants to be super-heroes. But we’ve been already created to be – and our fallen nature is redeemed at the Cross.
Words convey ideas. Ideas shape how we think. And how we think directs how we act.
When infused with Life, words can change your life. Because when infused with Life, words are not empty.
With Life, words are full of action that grows, loves, champions, and builds anyone we are surrounded by.
They cause us to move into greater identity of who Jesus made us to be.
Our fallen bent is to tear down, hurt, and destroy with our words.
But Jesus came to reclaim and restore us.
Reclaim the wonder.
Our Creator is wonderful and what He created is full of wonder.