“Words can have the capacity to make your life feel like it’s worth living and words have the capacity to make your life utterly unbearable. Much will depend on who is saying it and who they are to us, but words carry phenomenal power. And that shouldn’t surprise us. We live in a universe created by speech; God spoke reality into being. We are made as creatures in his image who have that same capacity to speak words that can be creative but also our words can be frightening destructive.”
-Sam Allberry, from a sermon preached at Cedarville University in September 2018.