“A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.”
And, yet, I leave so many words unspoken. Words like:
“I love you.”
And more. Words that speak life into the hearts of ones I love. I might think them. In fact, I often do. I notice when my husband takes the trash out, but I often forget to mention that I did. I appreciate when my oldest exemplifies obedience, but I often only comment when she doesn’t.
And, just like mine, their hearts start to shrivel. Because we need words. We need to hear the affirmation we long to feel. Just like God spoke loving words over his own Son, we must speak them over our loved ones.
And, we have to remember that God speaks them over us. He calls us
And, we can bask in the glow of those golden apples.