God spoke – and the dome of the sky was there in all its glorious blue.
God spoke – and moving, shifting, heaving waters came together in the sea.
God spoke – and the Baobab tree, wild grasses, flowering bushes were planted.
God spoke – and in the night’s sky there was the Orion nebula, Haley’s comet, red giants.
God spoke – massive blue whale in water, glorious flamingo on shoreline.
God spoke – cheetah speed on land, lumbering elephant in grassland, wild boar foraging in forest.
God spoke – a man, a woman – encounter, love, and mutuality.
We also speak. We speak a great many words each day. One study of found that college students in the U.S. speak on average around 15,000 words per day. Of course we aren’t college students and many of us don’t live in that kind of highly social context. Our world isn’t their world. But it is astonishing to recognize that many of us speak thousands of words a day. Continue reading