29 July 2016

IF – If we Use Clear Language

Greetings Dear Reader,

One of the things that occurs over time is that language loses the power to communicate.  We laugh at the TV ads from the 1960’s because of the way in which they portray our culture.  Those ads, however, are an excellent example of what communicated at the time.

It is also possible for language to be overused or misused and lose its power.  Using the word “sin” as a hammer of condemnation and shame has caused it to lose its power to show us our condition and need.  Words have inherent natural power that if abused will become dull to the hearing of the victims of the abuse.

The words we use matter far more than we realize.  The words we choose must be words we intend.  Christ followers are accountable for even their idle words.  They are responsible to communicate the love and grace of the Father.  The words we choose are to represent truth and light.

Any words that communicate hatred or judgement from us are not the worlds of Christ.  When we misrepresent Christ we are using God for our own purposes.  We use language to misrepresent who God is and then are surprised when people do not acknowledge God.

We are guilty of failure to love through our words.  I cannot represent the Living Word, Jesus if my words do not show clearly the love of Christ in all things.  I fail at times to do this.  When I do I must communicate clearly that I am wrong and seek the forgiveness of those my words harm.  It is my obligation not to diminish the words of the Gospel through my own words.

The Final Word – Michael Card

You and me we use so very many clumsy words.
The noise of what we often say is not worth being heard.
When the Father's wisdom wanted to communicate His love,
He spoke it in one final perfect Word.

He spoke the incarnation, and then so was born a Son.
His final word was Jesus, He needed no other one.
He spoke flesh and blood so He could bleed and make a way Divine.
And so was born a baby who would die to make it mine.

And so the Father's fondest thought became flesh and bone.
He spoke the living luminous word, at once His will was done.
And so the transformation that in man had been unheard,
Took place in God the Father as he spoke that final Word.

He spoke the incarnation, and then so was born a Son.
His final word was Jesus, He needed no other one.
He spoke flesh and blood so He could bleed and make a way Divine.
And so was born a baby who would die to make it mine.

And so the Light became alive and manna became Man.
Eternity stepped into time so we could understand.

He spoke the incarnation, and then so was born a Son.
His final word was Jesus, He needed no other one.
He spoke flesh and blood so He could bleed and make a way Divine.
And so was born a baby who would die to make it mine.

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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