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The Bible says in Proverbs 18:21 that “death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Words are powerful. They have the power to heal. Jesus said heal and it happened. God spoke the universe into being. Words. Words can also tear down. Shouting brought down the walks of Jericho. Singing choirs went out before soldiers to confuse and defeat vast armies in 2 Chronicles 20:22. Words are powerful. I believe the Bible. But I also found out recently very personally how powerful they can be.
Through the Holy Spirit I wrote healing words last week as my Aunt’s health failed and she died. She fought cancer and fought hard. But it was time she rested in God’s arms. So it was time for us - her family and friends - to lovingly tell her goodbye.
Someone at my Aunt’s house whom I’ve never met told me that my words helped her and others know that it was okay. She told me those words helped her.
My cousin shared those words with everyone who came to see her mom - my aunt - because those words helped her.
I don’t take credit for the healing. That’s God at work. He put this talent in me, and to Him goes the glory when those words help someone.
So take time to speak or write words of love and encouragement to someone today. Tell a family member you love them. And next time you face the choice of hurtful or loving words, choose loving. Either way has the power to change a life. Let this be my Aunt’s legacy. She chose kind, healing words to help children she cared for through the years, so they would grow up into kind, loving adults. Let’s change the world with love and healing.