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GOOD WORDS - Lenten Devotional 2015

Anxiety weighs down the human heart, but a good word cheers it up. - Proverbs 12:25 (NRSV)
Rev. Emily Wright, Senior Associate Pastor, Roswell Presbyterian Church

Is there a word or words from Scripture that have been meaningful to you during a certain time of your life? Is there a word or words from a family member or friend that were spoken to you during a certain time of your life that have stuck with you through the years? This Lent, we have asked members of the congregation to reflect on these two questions and to give us a "word".

As I reflect, various words come to mind...
...sit up straight (still have the worst posture)
...don't talk so loud (still talk too loud)
...shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh (maybe just don't talk at all)

And so I toss those negative words aside, sit still, and listen to God's word...
...God does not look at outward appearance but at the heart
...blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
...we will not fear, though the earth should change

These are the words with real power. Power to bring life on a gloomy day; hope at the bottom of a pit; peace in the midst of chaos; and comfort in the midst of grief. These are good words.