Words are powerful. In Gen. 1, we see that words create worlds. In the Gospels, we see that words save, deliver, and heal.
In 1974, Annie Dillard won the Pulitzer Prize for Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Why? Because she has the capacity to place words together in combinations that fire imagination and stir feelings down to their deepest depths. Words are pockets of power with amazing abilities to destroy or to edify.