06 February 2009

Incidental Words

It's remarkable how words that mean one thing in my mind, can mean so many different things in someone else's. How there is so much potential for miscommunication, in virtually every interaction we have with others. How a word, chosen carelessly (or sometimes even carefully), can profoundly alter a situation or a relationship.

How profoundly comforting, then, that though 'man looks at the outward appearance, the Lord looks at the heart.' (1 Samuel 16:7) Regardless of the words (or even non-words) we use, we need never fear God misunderstanding the intent, the heart, that moves our prayers.

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