Maybe your mom or dad has told you to drink the rest of your milk. And when you asked why, they said it’s good for your bones. Or maybe you take vitamins because they’re supposed to help, too. But did you ever hear anybody say sweet words are good for your bones? Well, somebody very important did say it. It wasn’t a doctor or nurse or anybody like that. In fact, it was God who said it. He used King Solomon to write it, and His words go like this…
“Pleasant wordsÂ are likeÂ a honeycomb,Â Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.” Have you ever seen a honeycomb. They’re very cool. They have little boxes where honey is stored when bees take in nectar from flowers. A honeycomb is full of sweet, tasty honey. And honey is good for you. That’s probably why God wants you to use sweet words. They’re good for you. They can even be healthy for your bones. It may sound odd, but if God says it, you know it’s true. So, what do you think? Can you say something sweet to someone today? I bet you can. And I bet they smile when you do. And when they smile, you might see their teeth. And teeth are bones. So…what do you know? Maybe it really works. Here’s a rhyme to help you remember…
Sweet words are good for your bones
Much better than ice cream cones.
You can talk a healthier way
And say some sweet words today.