Words are not simply sounds – words have real power. God spoke the world into being by the power of his word (Hebrews 11:3), and we are in His image in part because of the power we have with words. Words do more than just convey information. The power of our words can actually destroy a person’s spirit, or even stir up hatred and violence. Of all the creatures on this planet only man has the ability to communicate through the spoken word. This is a powerful and unique gift that God has given us.