13-year-old Kerry Close.
She won with the word Winning word: URSPRACHE
My brain hurt just listening to the words and definitions that were presented for these amazing young people to spell. I’m not sure which I’d least like to do, enter a spelling bee or a marathon.
The power of words is incredible. They have the POWER to transmit a thought/idea/concept from one mind to another. Each word given while I watched was extremely specific and concise in meaning. They conveyed a very particular thought. Knowing the definition now all you’d have to do is utter a single word and I would know exactly what you were thinking.
Just meditating on the concept of speech, ideas, and language I am filled with wonder at the beauty of it all. My mind floods with images of a half-time locker room speech that rallies the inner strength of others, tender words of motherly comfort, timely words of encouragement, Presidential speeches in Berlin that mark the change of the geo-political face of the world.
And then I remember the power of words and am filled with dread. My mind is flooded with images of liquor filled curses, teenage cut-downs that cut to the core, speeches of a dictator in
Simply put –
The words of the wicked kill;
the speech of the upright saves.
God gave each one of us the most powerful instrument known to mankind – words. Will you use yours to promote life or death?