Words Matter
By: Rick Boxx
February 12, 2013

In the opening scene of the movie, “Lincoln,” President Lincoln is speaking with two black soldiers, who challenge him about their race’s future. Then, two white soldiers approached the President, as well, and began talking about his Gettysburg Address.

Although neither had been at Gettysburg, one of these soldiers recites word for word the President’s speech. When he pauses, the next soldier picks up where he left off. Finally, one of the black soldiers finishes the speech.

To my daughter, Megan, I whispered, “That’s a wonderful example that words matter.”

1 Peter 4:11 teaches, “If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God.”

Carefully selected words, from the heart of God, have the power to change lives and nations, just as Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address did.

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