Psalm Tehillim 19
"The heavens recount
the glory of the Almighty;
The sky proclaims His handiwork.
Day to day speech streams forth;
Night to night expresses knowledge.
There is no utterance, there are no words;
Their voice is inaudible.
Their arc extends throughout the world;
Their message to the end of the earth”
Speech is considered a uniquely human attribute. Only man has the complex muscles and nerves, the fine motor skills, necessary to articulate the variety of consonants and vowels that make up human speech. Only man has the mind capable of abstract thought of subjects such as philosophy and mathematics and the need to share ideas, aspirations and even humor.
While speech may be uniquely human through the instrument of lungs, larynx, tongue, teeth and lips - there is another language that speaks volumes: The heavens, the separation of the waters above and below, the day and the night, the precision of the universe and all that is in it - declare without sound but in the most articulate and clear way. And when we listen carefully the universe speaks directly to our soul.
When we think about our everyday life, we may look to the heavens for inspiration. For as the beauty and magnificence that is all around us speaks of awesomeness, we are reminded to be kind and loving in our speech as well. In so doing we may, in our unique, special way, emulate the timeless and infinite loving kindness of God's wondrous creation.”