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Reflection by Cathy G. Knipper
Today's Gospel: John 12:44-50
Words are so powerful. They can heal, help, inspire, uplift, and bring joy. They can also hurt, sting, cause unrest or anger. How often as the day is ending do we wish we could take back some of the words we have said? Not so for Jesus. All His words are intentional. He has been “commanded” by his Father to speak words of truth to us. His words do not hurt, though at times they may sting our conscience.
Jesus’ words are a script for eternal life. His words come directly from the Father. Jesus is the Messenger of God’s light. His words bear the light of eternal life to us. Jesus will not condemn us if we do not take His words to heart. Whether we choose to use them to bring light to our souls and to the world is up to us.
Words have life. Words from the mouth of God, spoken through God-made-man—Jesus our savior. Will we take these words and believe? Will we be Christ-light bearers? Will our words hurt or heal? Will the words you speak today bring spirit and truth to all you encounter? Will your words be a light in the darkness? Follow the words of truth with your heart and speak them with your lips, and God’s light will shine for all to see.
Will I the words I speak today reflect the light of Jesus?
Dear Lord, let my words reflect Your light and truth today. Let my words bring hope in the darkness.
Copyright 2021 Cathy G. Knipper
Cathy is a farmer's daughter turned wife and through the grace of God, mom to three adults and two sons-in-law. Her days are filled with writing, reading, and promoting great authors. When she is not at her computer, she is fighting her severe Instagram addiction, going on bike rides with her husband and frequenting farmer's markets. She blogs at https://awordinprogress.com/
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