Driving along the highway, I couldn’t help but notice the sunflowers.
THOUSANDS of sunflowers!
On and on they went as I passed the green and yellow carpet of blooms that reached confidently toward the sky.
Each flower, giant and golden, began with a planted seed.
What if every time I said a kind or thoughtful word to someone a sunflower would be planted on an acre of land?
What if one could be planted every time I spoke to someone about God?
Within one year, what would that acre of ground look like?
If I were allowed to see it, would I cry tears of joy at a beautiful crop of yellow petals?
Or would I cry tears of sadness and regret because there were so few plants in the field?
God can use the seeds of our speech to touch an infinite number of hearts.
Truly, I want to say gracious words that convey love, concern and peace to others around me.
Isn’t that what you want, also?
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
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