Where do words come from? Who spoke the first ones? Can anybody make up a word? Who decides its definition? Do the Webster boys own the franchise? It reminds me of the ads you hear before Valentine’s Day, you know, the ones promising to name a star after you!
Please thoughtfully fill in these blanks with the word of your choosing.
1. I wish ______________would come true today.
2. I am removing this word from my speech: __________________.
3. I’ve coined this word to change how the world thinks: __________.
4. The biggest word I can think of is: ____________________.
My word for #4 is “eternity.” It is galactic, immeasurable. Too vast to grasp.
Back to my question, “Where do words come from, especially the first ones?” Jesus’ friend, John, a fisherman-turned wordsmith, called Jesus “the Word.” Since Jesus is God’s Son, and God is infinite and eternal, I reckon the back story of the first-ever word is buried in oblivion.
A final thought: Heaven is real. Hell is real. Eternity is a long time.
Where will you spend it?
“In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was already with God in the beginning. Everything came into existence through Him.” John 1:1-3