There is power in the written word

By Lanell Stuart
Special to The PREVIEW

The written word is powerful. It can make you think. It can make you see in your mind the beauty of the world around you. It can change your life as the written word of the Bible changes lives. It can open the door to new horizons of inner thoughts and help us create new thoughts for others.

A Christian writer can describe so many things. What will you write about? Will it be how God created the heavens and the earth? Will you write about the parables? Will you express with the written word how the flowers in a garden are beautiful? Will you write about beautiful seashores or seashells? A beautiful horizon? A beautiful sunrise?

When we write about a plane ride and see the massive expanse of the sky, we can be sure that there is a God in heaven keeping it all together.

Just as Solomon writes in Ecclesiastes about different times of the year, “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1) We, too, can choose to write about a certain time of year which can bring joy to people’s hearts.

We can write about our effect on another’s life. We can share through the written word the Savior’s love as we understand it from the Book of Books.

Through the Book of Books, the Bible, we can share the inspirations it holds for each individual. Whether it is because of Moses parting the sea so the Israelites could escape the Egyptian army, or his striking the stone to bring forth water for them, Moses’ leadership was an amazing adventure; we can only see because the forefathers of our faith chose to pass down the events of God’s people from generation to generation.

We see the beauty of the relationship between Adam and Eve. We see the beautiful sunrise of that first light shining because Moses recorded it in the book of Genesis. We can bring happiness through other incidents in lives of the people we read about in the Bible. Because of the emotional feelings, joy and sorrow portrayed in the writing of the Bible, lives can be changed forever.

We gain insight into people’s lives through their written word. We learn to honor and cherish others as we read what they have written in many articles of inspiration.

May I challenge you to write — now — your emotions as you read the Bible and show your children and grandchildren, friends and family? They will be glad you did. You will be glad you shared a part of yourself with them … write them on the tablet of your heart. (Proverbs 7:3b)

This story was posted on August 7, 2014.