Certainly you have heard this phrase earlier—”Time is the most precious commodity in life.“ While we are busy in all we do, it is possible that the quiet voice in our innermost that urges us to cease our activities for a moment and contact a friend or a relative, remains unnoticed.
Below is one of my favorite verses in the Proverbs (25:11 AMP):
“Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken at the right time.“
Imagine golden apples—don’t they look beautiful? In a silver bowl? What a wonderful sight! That’s how our words are described when we speak them respectfully at the right time, to the right person. When you hear that soft voice in your heart next time, please take action. It just may be “the right time” that never comes back to you. The words that we are to speak are words of encouragement, comfort and love.
Maybe there is someone in your life that comes to your mind right now. That’s good! We were made to communicate and interact. Remember, your words of encouragement and grace will come back to you—at the right time … When you need them most.