Four-letter words


Four-letter Words

As I have stated before, I love words. I have a particular passion for four-letter words. I know where many a mind is prone to go when that mind thinks of four-letter words. But, have you ever pondered the number of four-letter words and the power they pack? One time, on a road-trip, my fellow passengers threatened to stop and drop me off on the side of the road if I continued reciting the four-letter words that came to my mind. Fortunately, for me, they allowed me continue the trip with them. I am sure my four-letter word tirade was cause to wear thin with them. But, I also think it was intriguing to them, just a little bit, as well. Or, maybe not.

Stop to think about it. There is an enormous number of four-letter words in the English language. Love, hate, “fake news”, hard work, read, book, stop, hate…. I could go on and on. Word is a four-letter word. I have already written about the power of words. Interestingly, Christ is called the Word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”, (John 1:1, ESV).

Jesus, the Word, came to the dead to give life. The Word is able to save and provide hope and save from hell. Pretty powerful four-letter word assortment. We can learn more about the four-letter Word in the Book. If we really got it, we would tell and show others, or so I would think. The Word is my hope and safe-place. He was born to Mary, the second-Adam. His forerunner was John. His love, He gave for free. To give His life certainly cost Him a great deal!

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11: 28-30, ESV). I get this! That others would see their need, too. My task is to reflect my Lord. How well do I do it? How well do you do it? Do you know Him? If not, when will be your time? Jesus stated very clearly, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”, (John 10:10, ESV).

I enjoyed myself immensely as I rode on that road trip and said the four-letter words. I love using four-letter words! lists 149,165 four-letter words for Scrabble, Words With Friends, WordHub, and Crosswords.

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