Sometimes We Need to Say Nothing At All
As I said yesterday, my little brother Ben got married this past weekend. The church was beautiful, everyone looked gorgeous, and my brother made everyone cry when he sang, "When You Say Nothing At All."
The tears however were short lived because as soon as Ben finished singing the song the preacher leaned up and said, "Ben, I just want you to know that there will never be a day when she says NOTHING at all." It caused everyone to chuckle.
But it made me really start to think. Are there times when I say nothing at all? I mean, I know there are times I should say nothing at all, but something brilliant always seems to pop into my mind, and it's out of my mouth before I can stop it.
Our tongues show who we really are deep inside. They show the wickedness or the goodness in our hearts.
Check out this verse from Matthew 12:34, "O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh."
It's amazing how much our tongues affect things. To be such a small part of the body, it sure can do big things. The words we speak can bring others to cry, laugh, or shout, you name it. Knowing that our tongues have such affect on others should really cause us to control them more.
Because one wrong word out of our mouths can ruin the words we may later want to say for Christ. I don't know about you, but I want there to be more times when I say nothing at all so that when I do speak it means something for Christ!