In my secondary school days ( which is equivalent to high school), everytime someone sneezes you often hear students respond by saying, 'millions of bacteria are rendered homeless'
But if someone sneezes during a sunday school class, you probably hear someone quip a religious cliche, "bless you" .
Achoo!! - the sound of sneeze often heralds the release of myriad of germs into the air. Sneezing is a reflex action but the outburst can be controlled in a way. You can suppress it or hold it long enough to exhale into a handkerchief.
The sound of some peoples voice can be likened to a release of germs that can be contacted by others.Often when their voice is raised, ungodly, unedifying, foul or curse words burst out of their mouth.
Sneezing is a major symptom of cold or flu and children are highly susceptible to it. In like manner, children imbibe the vocabulary of the adults around them easily, not being able to discern whether it is good or not.
What does the sound of your voice usually herald? Blessings or curses, good or evil, life or death...
Watch the words that you speak. Instead of spreading germs today through the use of unedifying words, speak words that edify into the lives of people around you, especially little children.
The next time you hear achoo, that is, the sound of sneezing, be reminded to spread words that bless.
Millions of people are still untold. Spread the goodnews about Christ today.