This morning I read Hebrews 11: 1 -3 as a part of the daily scripture readings of our church calendar. It states that "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed by faith our ancestors received approval. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not seen."
Could it be that our words carry the potential to bring into this world, into our relationships something new from an unseen source? I believe so.
I think we all know that what we say can bring new life or not to our situations. We know we need to work at being responsible for our words. Yet, this responsibility is supported by a power outside of ourselves. The fire we hold within is not the only fire or source of life. God comes to us from within and from without. Let's be attentive to both of those sources! God also comes to us in the gifts and the needs of others. Yes, this is true also. So, the conversation goes on . . .