By Kathy Widenhouse, award-winning nonprofit content writer, website publisher, and author of 9 books.
An online devotional for writers
It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of all plants. (Mark 4:31-32, NLT)
A preposition is a simple word that can be easy to overlook – a word like at, for, in, off, on, out, over, under, until, and with.
To be grammatical about it, a preposition is “a word that is used before a noun, a noun phrase, or a pronoun, connecting it to another word.”
Connection: these feisty little words indicate relationship!
No wonder prepositions are packed into the Bible. God is all about relationships.
A good example is in Matthew 1:23: “God is with us” (NLT). In this verse, “with” is the preposition word. It reveals God’s relationship with man when Jesus came to earth as a baby – He became present as a human.
In scripture, these itty-bitty prepositions show all kinds of other relationships, like:
A mustard seed, said Jesus, is the smallest of seeds – but it becomes the largest of all plants.
Preposition words may be small, but their ability to connect brings about big understanding.
Christ died for us so He could live in us.
A preposition is a little word that plays a big role in connecting ideas.
You are interested in relationship. Let me choose words wisely as I write. Help me show powerful connections in direction, time, place, and location.
In Jesus’s name, Amen.
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