Words

30 10 2014

It’s WW2 and Hitler’s army has captured Europe quickly. They had brilliant generals, superior weapons, faster planes, and well trained and equipped soldiers.  Now he sets his eyes upon England, then came the Blitz. London was bombed by the German Air Force, the Luftwaffe, for 57 consecutive nights, more than one million homes were destroyed or damaged, 40,000 civilians were killed. British ports and industrial centers were hit hard.
Terror rained down on London for 8 months, yet they did not surrender and they were not demoralized.  You see, England had a weapon that Hitler never considered.

His name was Winston Churchill.

His weapon of choice were words. Every night on the radio he would speak into the ears and hearts of Great Brittan. One of his most famous quotes… “The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us…. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say: ‘This was their finest hour.'”
His tongue invigorated a population at a very dark hour.

Yet words could also be destructive. Hitler’s words led to a war that killed over 60 million people; over 2.5% of the world’s total population.  One statistic said that there were 125 killed for every word of Mein Kampf  (Hitler’s autobiography and manifesto). The Bible speaks much about the power of the tongue, in the OT and NT; Proverbs is loaded with wisdom in controlling the tongue.

 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”

Proverbs 18:21

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