In two minutes Abraham Lincoln changed the world. Using less than 500 words, he shaped the history of a nation. His Gettysburg address is one of the great examples of the power of words.
The Bible has always embodied this power. In the opening verses of Genesis, how does God create the world? Through words. “God said, ‘Let there be light’—and there was light” (Genesis 1:3).
This pattern of God speaking and creation coming into being continues. The sky, the waters, the earth literally come into being through God’s words.
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