When Words Aren’t Enough

Just like a picture can’t really capture the grandeur and majesty of the Grand Canyon, sometimes words fail to describe what we go through in life. The pain penetrates too deep or the joy floats too high. Words sometime add scale to things that should never be measured or categorized. Words can remove the mystery and wonder of things best enjoyed by the imagination of an organic dreamer. Some things are not meant to be tethered to ordinary reality by the chains of words.

Just consider music without words, it presents the listener the opportunity to visualize and process the notes without having to wade through the biases of the artist. I’m starting to really enjoy music without words. I used to hate music without lyrics and vocals. But now I know better. It offers an oasis for the mind and soul.

Is your life filled with too much clutter? Do words even mean anything to you anymore? Or are you drowning in a sea of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs? As the Psalmist said, “Let my words be few.” If you have not stopped to listen to the music, let the rhythms and beats take you to a place where few get to enjoy. Rest in the vibrant melodies of life and see what worship without words can inspire.

Ecclesiastes 5:2

Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.

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