Thursday, October 15th. Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.
A fellow bumped into his old friend whom he hadn’t seen in many years. He asked, “How’s your wife?” He replied, “She’s in heaven.” Without thinking, he responded, “Oh, I’m sorry.” Then, realizing that was not the best phrase to use, he said, “I mean, I’m glad… well, what I really mean is, I’m surprised.”
Sometimes nothing you say can straighten out what you have said and the best thing to say is to let your silence speak louder than words..
The writer of Ecclesiastes 3:1-7 reminds us in this manner,
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.”
"God, give me wisdom for my lips, and help me to use it.
Let Him be praised.