This issue must be put in the context of the wonder of language. God Himself is a God who speaks. He brought the world into existence by His word (Gen. 1:1–31; Ps. 33:6). In the Old Testament understanding of language, the spoken word itself was an entity, an event with the power to impact reality. This is especially true of God’s word, a force that accomplishes His purposes in history (Isa. 55:9–11).
Even though people are fallen, we all bear the image of God. An aspect of that image in us is the ability to speak, the capacity to communicate our thoughts and emotions through the vehicle of language. The ability to communicate with language is a linguistic miracle and a precious gift that God has given to us.