I grew up In Redondo Beach, California and our next door neighbor had a little girl named Lou Lou. I remember this because the kids would tease her and say " Ho ho ho, you 're an eskimo!"
Lou Lou was from Alaska. Here it is 45 years later and I still remember those words. Words are powerful. Words can build you up or tear you down. They may not be able to break your bones, but they can hurt you.
When I was very young my favorite cartoon was Felix the Cat. He had a funny little friend named Vavoom. He was named this because when he opened his mouth and said "VAVOOM!" everything around him was blasted away! He was great at knocking mountains and obstacles down!
And then I remember some of the very first words recorded in the Bible, God Said. God said "Let there be light. "BANG! Light! God said! BANG! Ocean! God Said! BANG! Sky! God said! BANG! Vegetation! God Said! BANG! Animals! It's pretty amazing. God's voice is more powerful than Vavooms!
The Bible also says that Jesus is the WORD! Jesus is the most powerful word there is! Say the name and BANG! darkness has to flee! Say the name! Bang! Peace prevails! Say the Name and obstacles are blasted away. Say the Name. SAY THE NAME! JESUS.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." John 1:1-5