Hearing had become a rather serious problem for him as he aged. So, Grandpa decided to purchase a hearing aid. After completing the various tests and adjustments, he began to wear it with much enjoyment. Everyone was delighted that he was more responsive and involved during their conversations. However, no one saw the small, almost invisible device in his ear.
Delighted at how his life had improved, he went back to visit his doctor to thank him for his help. As he was about to leave the office the doctor said, “I’m sure that your family and friends are as happy as you are!”
“Are you kiddin’!” chuckled Grandpa. “They don’t know I have it and they sure don’t know that I can hear now. I’ve changed my will three times in two weeks.”
How would our words be different if all the world was listening to everything we said? How would our words be different if, when we went to say something about someone, that “one” was there, part of the conversation - listening and participating? Would the conversations ever begin and could we look them in the eye as we spoke?
“May my words…and thoughts…be pleasing, Oh, Lord.” A good way to begin each day is to dedicate our mouths to God asking that His love will guide our words.
Prayer: Help us, Father, to realize that our words are at work, helping or hurting, blessing or breaking, bringing life or death. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.