When a young couple stand up in the church before us all, and say things like, “I take you to be my wife; I take you to be my husband,” a world is created that did not exist before, a world no less real simply because it came into being through words.
Or someone arrives saying, “Your cancer test has come back and it's negative.” That's a new world, too. Or, “Good news the treatment worked your eyesight won't get any worse.” That’s a new world, too. Or, “I forgive you.” That's a new world, too. Or just words like, “I love you.”
There is no world until we find the words to make that world. You see the Word is our first offence, our last defence. As God's people we are called into being, are sustained, by God's Word. The Word of God has the power to call the people God it requires for faithful discipleship.
“Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4: 12.