Sticks and Stones

Matthew 24:35  “Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.”

I think my experiences with bullies is not most remembered by the punches they threw, although that was not pleasant. The worst part was the words that came from bullies would often seem to hurt more than anything.


I always remember the little jingle that my mother would tell me, “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can never hurt you.”  It made a lot of sense, but I probably had to use it too often.

The reality is that our words do have tremendous meaning. By what we say, we can dramatically alter the course of our world and the lives of others. That’s not to say that we shouldn’t shake off the evil words of those who mean us harm. But what it does mean is that you cannot over-appreciate that our words have tremendous meaning.

Jesus told us that all of heaven and earth will eventually disappear, but His words will last forever. Remember, you are an ambassador of Jesus Christ. Your words have such meaning that as you allow Christ to speak through you, your words will last forever. They will have dramatic impact upon the world around you that will define your children, your spouse, and your friends.

You and your words will survive through eternity if you allow Christ to speak through you. What Christ says through you really can change the world and your reality. Today, I guarantee that somebody  around you needs to hear a word of confidence, of support, and of encouragement — a word that could have only come through you by Christ Himself.
Speak up!

Have a blessed day.

~Dean Burnetti


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