Devotions from Judy’s heart

Words! Words! Words! On our way to my brother’s we were at organic soup restaurant. A lady came in and cornered two young men who were there to get soup too. She talked incessantly for over an hour while they held their soup tray and it got cold. After having it warmed up she kept on while they finally got to their table. She stopped by our table too but ended up back at their table again. Their patience was amazing!  We talked to them after she finally left and they said they had never met her before. I don’t think they ever had a chance to utter a word as she talked the whole time. I thought of the scripture “Let everyone be quick to hear, SLOW to SPEAK and slow to anger. The lady said she talked too much but it didn’t change anything, as she just kept on. Sometimes we see things in exaggeration so God can make a point with us. Later that day I read from Prov 13:3 “He who guards his lips guards his life but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.”  May we be good listeners and keep our words few.