I was listening to a conversation the other day. I didn’t mean to, but a person was yelling into a cell phone, and I couldn’t help but overhear.
You’ve heard this type of person before. You’re on Aisle 15 of “WildMart,” and they’re on Aisle 37, but you can hear them as if they were standing next to you. If the public address system ever goes out in a WildMart store, they just need to bring that person up to the front, let them call a friend and repeat, “Cleanup on Aisle 12.”
This person’s phone conversation had to do with someone flying back into the U.S. from overseas. This individual was saying, “I don’t know why they didn’t fly back a day earlier, you know, with all of these delays, mechanical problems, weather conditions, blah, blah, blah, blahbety blah, it would have been wiser for them to fly in a day earlier.” I guess the speaker wanted the person on the listening end of the conversation to fill in the “blahs.”
The first “blah” could be “lack of a pilot.” The second “blah” could be “computer problems with ground control,” and the third could be a “medical emergency” on the incoming flight. As a frequent flyer, I’ve encountered all three of these “blahs.” But I’m still scratching my head on the “blahbety blah.” To be honest with you, I don’t really want to know what it is. I might never want to fly again.
“Blah, blah, blah” even came up on an episode of “Peppa Pig,” in which I am well-versed since I have three grandkids. Peppa Pig was talking too much, and one of her friends mimicked her words, saying, “Blah, blah, blah.” The word “blah” is “used to refer to something which is boring or without meaningful content.” At least that’s what the blah, blah, blah internet said.
But here’s some good news. There isn’t one “blah” or “blah, blah, blah” or even a “blahbety blah” in the Bible. Yes, every page, every book, every chapter, every verse is God speaking to us: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
When God used the word “all,” He removed anything that was meaningless. Do you need love today? First John 4:8b says, “God is love.” And God wants to give you that deep love of His. “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1a).
You see, when you have the blahs, and your life turns into “blah, blah, blahbety blah,” God says you are a person of worth and value, worthy to be loved no matter what you have done. He doesn’t need “blah” or “blah blah blah” to make His point. His Son did that at the cross. No blah.