To be honest, I’m not sure how far I want to get into this blog thing, or why. But the process of setting it up has been fun and it’s made me think a lot about words and language. Where would we be without them?
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
What? How is Jesus the Word? Does that mean He IS language, along with the other gifts He is like love and light and life? Does it mean that without language, there is no creation? Creating/creation is what this blog is about…my inadequate words exploring and reflecting back the gifts we’ve been given.
Wikipedia, a source I put entirely too much faith in, reports:
“The Greek word rhema is useful to distinguish between two meanings of word. While both rhema and logos are translated into the English word, in the original Greek there was a substantial distinction. Rhema is Christ’s utterance, which extends to the Christian who is part of His body. Logos (Christianity) refers to Christ himself, and further to his extended body, the Church. So whenever a Christian talks the word of Christ, his uttering can be called rhema. And whoever is a Christian can be described as part of the logos, as long as the link with Christ is maintained where the Holy Spirit is not absent.”
Another gift from being made in God’s image is that we’ve been granted the power to create along with God, and words are one way we do that. We have so much power that it’s overwhelming! Sometimes I wonder why God grants us so much power. Power to destroy and power to create. God doesn’t limit us enough, it seems to me. We have the power to destroy our earth, our families, our ties to one another.
So back to your words…how do you use them? What words keep coming up for you as a recurring theme and what is that leading you to create?
Some key words for me are:blessed, beauty, grace, seek, truth, free, color, home…and so many more.
Thanks for reading, as always! Please let me know what you think.