Language is such a unique thing.   Besides the languages you and I may have heard of, there are thousands more. From the web, it’s estimated that up to 7,000 different languages are spoken around the world. 90% of these languages are used by less than 100,000 people. Over a million people converse in 150-200 languages and 46 languages have just a single speaker!

What’s behind those languages are more dialects and colloquialisms. Interpretations, emotional feelings behind the words. Often our body language makes a difference or the tone of our voice. We speak English. Depending on what region you live in, that too can sound like you are from a completely different country.

When we read the Word of God, we come from our own paradigm and perspective. We read it based on what that particular word means to us, personally speaking. Recently I was listening to a young lady who speaks at least 4 languages. She was relating how some languages have a fullness to them and use flowery speech and speak in almost like a scene. Other languages, like English are more direct. Another one may have many meanings for the same word and how it is used or what words are used around it, relate to it’s meaning at the time.

James 3:18  And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

What do you think peace means in the above sentence? I can tell you what I think it means. Peace- calmness, a mediator, quietness, stillness.

In this sentence, written by the brother of Jesus, it is a sense of wellbeing. A state of mind. Peace. And to tie together, make it a whole.

That makes such a huge difference. If you make peace, give a sense of well being, peace of mind to yourself and others, you sow literally a harvest of God’s approval. Now that’s a harvest. Peace of mind. Overall wellbeing. And it’s cyclical.  What we give out, make wellbeing for others and sow into ourselves, reaps a harvest that is sown back in the same way.

Father, help me to be a peacemaker. Lord that I may care about the wellbeing of myself and of others. My desire is to sow and scatter to each one the way you have received me. In Jesus name, Amen

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