We’ve all heard the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!” While sticks and stones can definitely break our bones, our words are much more powerful than any stick or stone. The wounds from sticks and stones heal over time. The impact of our words can extend far beyond a single lifetime. You see, our words have the ability to bring hope, healing, and encouragement. Our words have the ability to point people toward the love of Jesus Christ. Far too often, though, our words have a less positive impact. Whether they are said in anger, frustration, or carelessness, our words often cause wounds that are much, much deeper than broken bones. Honestly, we all carry the wounds and scars from the words of others that are more painful than any physical injury. Our words are incredibly powerful. Our words will always impact those around us. Our words will always lead someone closer to Jesus or farther from Him. Small things really do make a big difference.

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