The other day, I was reading John 18. I paused at verses 15 and 16. It reads as follows: (emphasis mine).
Simon Peter and another disciple were following Jesus. Because this disciple was known to the high priest, he went with Jesus into the high priest's courtyard, but Peter had to wait outside at the door. The other disciple, who was known to the high priest, came back, spoke to the girl on duty there and brought Peter in. (NIV)
My first thought was "There is John, writing in the third person!" (Many think that John was referring to himself).)
Every word is important. Our words are powerful, and can tear down or build up. Through the words we choose, our readers are brought into the scene, and can feel emotion, hear, touch, taste, smell and see along with our characters. Let's be determined to choose our words carefully, both in our writing as well as in our daily interactions with others.
May words flow freely from our minds and hearts in a way that will have significant impact.
Blessings to all as you write for His glory.