Sunday, June 11, 2017
Oh the Words we Say
For the last two weeks we have had many words come out of our mouths, some that we have not said for many years.
Words like ...
"I need a bottle" (necesito una botella)
"in a moment" (un momento)
"wait please" (esperar por favor)
"no - no"
"who has the dirty diaper" (que tiene el panal sucio)
But my all time favorite of the week was when we were going to bed, and Ben turned back the covers and asked, "Who peed in our bed?" Obviously, one of our sweet peas christened our bed sometime that previous night during a diaper change and we were clueless.
These words are precious to me because we wouldn't be saying them if we didn't have three extra little ones in our household right now. We are right in the middle of getting to love on the very ones that God has brought to us. All of them were abandoned in one way or another. We don't know for how long we will get to be their "new" family, but God does. He knows the exact amount of time we will get to love on them.
And we are going to speak good words over them, words of blessings, words to encourage them and build them up. Words of love and correction, words that will help them become the Godly men and women they are supposed to become. Men and women that God can use to make a difference in Honduras.
Most importantly we will tell them about the"Word". We will tell them about Jesus who was, is and will always be the "Word". They will learn about how Jesus came to the Earth to die for our sins so that we could be forgiven. They will get to hear words about being "obedient to God", "having faith", and "serving God with our whole heart".
The words we speak are so very important.
What words will you speak this week?