‘If the stuff you said was written on your skin would you still be beautiful?’

Sho, that line got me thinking. What if we viewed the words we speak as more solid and lasting than we usually do?

For the ancient Hebrews, words were sacred and powerful. Words could create good and bad things in peoples’ lives. I think they were on to something.

Words we say or hear might not be etched on our skin but they do create marks in our hearts. That’s why Paul said this:

‘Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word a gift.’ (Ephesians 4v29by