This blog is devoted to words. I spend a lot of time exploring how words are used in the writings of others and experimenting in my own writing ways to best use words to express beauty and meaning. I firmly believe in the value of finding just the right words to communicate effectively. Try as we might, though, we always fall short. Our words are ultimately imperfect offerings.
And so, more than anything, I devote this blog to the “final, perfect Word” celebrated in this song by Michael Card –
You and me we use so very many clumsy words.
The noise of what we often say is not worth being heard.
When the Father’s Wisdom wanted to communicate His love,
He spoke it in one final perfect Word.
He spoke the Incarnation and then so was born the Son.
His final word was Jesus, He needed no other one.
Spoke flesh and blood so He could bleed and make a way Divine.
And so was born the baby who would die to make it mine.
And so the Father’s fondest thought took on flesh and bone.
He spoke the living luminous Word, at once His will was done.
And so the transformation that in man had been unheard
Took place in God the Father as He spoke that final Word.
And so the Light became alive
And manna became Man.
Eternity stepped into time
So we could understand.
(lyrics to “The Final Word” found at ST Lyrics)