#5749 – Good Words

Good morning people who make someone’s day with the words that you speak.

Proverbs 12:25 MEV Heaviness in the heart of man makes it droop, but a good word makes it glad.

Oh, there is grace attached to this word today!

There are many people walking through life with a heavy heart. There are many who are sad and lonely, and who are down and depressed. There are many without hope and many without friends. There are many who wonder if anyone truly cares.

And then there are many men and women of God who literally carry the God of hope and peace inside of them!

Yet, we can be delayed in the supermarket queue for a couple of minutes, and through our frustration and annoyance, add to the heaviness in the heart of the person serving at the checkout.

The same can be said about people driving on the roads, serving in retail, and participating on the sporting field. Sadly, this can even happen in the carpark at church on a Sunday.

Something is wrong!

I have discovered that it really doesn’t take much effort to say a good word to people. Kindness is like a superpower that is under-utilised.

What could happen if we said a genuine “thank you” to the person who serves us today?

If you think that they don’t deserve it because they are going to slow and not doing a good enough job, I remind you that Jesus died for us while we were sinners. People don’t have to be perfect to be shown love and grace and mercy.

I challenge us all today to only speak good words to people. As we do, just watch how good you end up feeling yourself.