When Words Come to Life

Bringing Words to Life

A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.
I say it just begins
to live that day.

- Emily Dickinson

If a word just begins to live the day that it is said, how much more the day that it is written?

For me, words have always been a crucial aspect of what it means to understand life, connect with others, and know God. Words wound and heal; words bring grace and reveal glory; words transport me to different times and places and reveal what’s true. With words, I confess I am hurt or lost. With words, I remind myself and others that there is hope.

Through words–mine, His, yours, ours– I experience the best of all God has for me.

When I sit down to write, I follow my Creator in breathing life into words. And to all of life–every gritty and glorious moment–I bring words. Simple and true.

Photo by Sophie, used with permission.