Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Words and THE WORD

Okay. I'm officially old. I'm so old, I've outlived words!

A while back, I went to get a yogurt. It was topped with nuts. After one bite I said, "These nuts are rancid." The young clerk looked at me as if I had just spoken in some alien language. I explained the word.

When is the last time you heard a young person say, "He really is earnest."

How about, "We're going to give the young couple a pounding." I can just see them conjuring up the young couple being beaten to death!

I went to the store yesterday and asked for Tempura to fry my shrimp in. The young girl, who didn't look a day over 10, asked, "What's that?" So between the chip and bread isle I gave her a detailed explanation about what you did with Tempura. Her next question was, "Is it liquid?" I gave up and decided to grill the shrimp instead.

I may have outlived words but I will never outlive THE WORD. The Bible says, "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God." The Bible also says, "The Word became flesh and dwelt among us."

THE WORD, Jesus, is eternal, never changing. No need to fear he will be "here today, gone tomorrow."

How wonderful to know that I can depend on one WORD that will always be there and never change!

Thankful for words but more thankful for THE WORD, Gloria

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