I don't know if you know this, but I get really excited about words.
Words are my muse.
I love to hear them.
I love to sing them.
I love to speak them.
I love to read them.
And I love when they are sweetly spoken to me.
The other day, I read a phrase in the bible that jumped right out at me.
The words intrinsic worth popped off the page this morning with such excitement it almost made a splash in my coffee.
Does that ever happen to you?
Not necessarily words that literally jump into coffee, but you read something or hear something and it just lingers?
Well I read this little portion of scripture a few days ago;
"Stop regarding man, whose breath [of life] is in his nostrils [for so little time];
in what sense can he be counted as having intrinsic worth. "
And the phrase intrinsic worth got me so all kinds of excited that I tweeted it right then and there so I wouldn't forget it.
I immediately checked the googles for what the true meaning of this phrase might be.
I found it hard to understand in a tangible human way, but incredibly worthy of a description for the Creator of this vast universe.
It made me think and ask questions like what do I find worthy in this life?
Someone asked me a long time ago if you really want to know what matters in your life imagine your house is on fire ... what do you grab to get out as fast as you can, and what would you go back in there for?
Of course everyone who has loved ones in their house would of course say them and their pets first, but then what would it be?
When I think long and hard about that there isn't much I'd come running back inside a burning house for, but I do have a binder of all titles, passports, social security cards, birth certificates that is easy accessible and ready to run out with.
The other stuff in comparison has no real worth except maybe some precious pictures and MY BIBLE.
My bible has countless notes and highlights and love letters in it from others that couldn't be replaced but what makes it intrinsically worthy to me has more to do with who wrote it and the conversations we've been having all these years because of that book.
The whole entire bible is one long love letter to all of God's creation.
Yes, it can be hard to understand sometimes.
Yes, it was written by men.
But it was, and is, and always will be breathed upon and made to come alive by God's own Spirit.
Sometimes when I sit with my big bible (It's big because I chose an Amplified Version of the bible because there are MORE WORDS in it) I feel as though.. no I KNOW that God himself if sitting right there with me.
Whispering sweet nothings ... wait sweet every-things and so much more into my ear.
"I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope."
There are no other words so powerful as those that are spoken to the soul from it's creator.