Our tongues are small too, and yet they brag about big things. It takes only a spark to start a forest fire! JAMES 3:5, CEV
One evening as we returned home, about half a mile from our house we saw that there were a bunch of fire trucks in the middle of the road. My heart always sinks when I see fire trucks or ambulances or police cars going somewhere with their lights on because I worry that someone is hurt, As we approached the fire trucks we could clearly see a house fully engulfed in flames. One of the neighbors told us that fortunately there was no one in the house. I was relieved to hear that but sad because, the following morning when I drove by, the house was pretty much totally gone.
Then a couple of years later while driving home from a road trip to Florida, we came around a corner and there was a car stopped in the middle of the road. I thought that was odd, but suddenly I notice why. There was a house right in front of us that was on fire! Immediately I called 9-1-1 and told them what I could see and where I was. About five minutes later, the flames were spilling out the windows and catching the root on fire. That’s when the fire trucks arrived. They pulled in and quickly set up, but it was too late; the fire was out of control. Fortunately no one was in the house, but we were surprised to see yet another home destroyed by fire in our community.
Fires star small, but they can grow and cause a lot of destruction. Your tongue is also small, and just the same, it can cause a lot of destruction if you are not careful of things you say. Of course, the opposite is true; you can use your tongue to do great things as well. Use your words to do good things today!