This quote reminds me of another, coined in 1839 by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton: “The pen is mightier than the sword.”
But, what few people know is that—like much urban wisdom—the thought behind it stemmed from the Bible. Hebrews 4:12 says, “Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.”
I don’t know that my written words or my writing hands could ever be considered deadly, but I do like the notion that what I write might persuade, entertain, inform, touch, move people.
I love being a storyteller and giving readers a moment of change and/or escapism.
And when I’m done with a book, I often find myself thinking, “It is well with my soul.”
What a wonderful feeling!
What gives you that ‘it-is-well-with-my-soul’ feeling?