Friday, July 13, 2007

Words

"The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times." Psalm 12:6

"Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron." C.S. Lewis, in regards to Tolkien's masterpiece The Lord of the Rings.

Words are the very essence of order and structure. Letters (the building blocks of that essence) come together to form a cohesive unit that expresses an idea, and there is power in ideas, and hence power behind all words. Words are ideal weapons against the nonsensical chaos of lies and noise. They cut through them like fiery brands through paper.
"The word of God" was built by the Word Himself, and therefore is the weapon of choice. It is substanced by Truth Himself, and its steely edges are perfectly purified: there is not an ounce of the Fall's corruption in them, for they are not man's words, but God's. May the words our Father gives us lead us to more than sentiments or ideals; may they lead us to Him. Furthermore, may they give us more than a headache full of knowledge; may they be the white hot blade that cuts asunder the tangled webs of deception and nonsense.