Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sticks & Stones

Written: April 17, 2005

A little boy stands on a school playground
He is surrounded by a group of bigger boys all laughing and being mean
He gathers up all the courage he can and in a loud voice cries
“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but your words will never hurt me.”

Inspite of all his bravery
How boldly he stood that day
The other boys never knew the damage they did
Just by the simple words they had to say

For you see physical blows will mend and heal
They may leave a scar but do not last longer than a season
Whereas the scars from a persons words are branded on the heart
They are always there breaking down the one to whom they were said

So when you start to say something that really isn’t nice
Take a breath, pause a minute and tame your unruly tongue
May our words be as sweet as those
Which were spoken in God’s word
So those who hear will come to know Him as their Savior and their Lord.

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