• Rev. Dana Porter Ashton

No Words


There are times in our lives when we have no words to say. No words to ease the pain. No words to soothe the soul. No words to make it better. No words to help understand. No words to silence the shouts in our heads. No words to stop the tears from falling. No words to fix the situation. No words to make us smile. No words to comfort. No words to calm the savage beast. No words to lift our spirits. No words to help direct. No words to address the fear. No words to bring us life. No words to speak to troubled minds. No words to think of…..


In those moments, I’m reminded of a statement I heard on Good Friday by Sis. Michelle Waters Matthews, “Don’t let what you see make you forget what He said”. I know what you’re thinking. Those are two different things. Nope. Not at all and I’ll tell you why.

Sometimes what we see affects what we say and if that’s the case, if we can’t see “other side”, it’s difficult to speak “other side”. If we can’t see “breakthrough”, sometimes, it’s difficult to speak “breakthrough”. If we can’t see “better days ahead”, for real, it’s sometimes difficult to speak “better days ahead”.


But I’ll tell you the WORD we can trust. I’ll let you in on the WORD we can speak. I’ll tell you the WORD we can share…..


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1).


The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14).

He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God (Revelation 19:13).


So when you have no words…speak THE WORD

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