Happy Friday, my friends. The week is wrapping up, and hopefuly, sweet rest awaits you this weekend, or adventure, or a little of both? But before all that, lets just write, five short minutes, to fling the words to the page and just let them go. No editing, no holding back, no fear.
Write, Link, encourage. That’s it.
Lisa-Jo picks the prompt- this week, the word is: Wide.
There’s this space we live in, the closed confines of a shuttered heart, a narrow mind, trapped within it’s own noise, drowning in fear and insecurity, or there’s the big wide grace of Christ out there, available if we will choose it.
I’d been living in the narrow. Living in the fear wrapped up as caution–as security, and suffocating silently as my faith began to shrivel just a bit.
There’s a way out of this hole, and while it’s not always instantaneous, the wide grace of Christ exists in the tight truth of the Living Word.
Crawling inside there, between the pages, slipping my name in the verses and hearing it as if spoken directly to me, changes things and opens a mind and heart that have almost squeezed out the light.
We’re trying to protect ourselves behind closed doors and false faces–we can’t bare to let others in to see what a mess lurks here.
But Christ rips the veil down and the curtain, crumpled. no longer blocks the Son and His arms wrap wide around us, around our mess, around our sharp edges and He squeezes us close, unflinching even as we hide in shame, even as we beat back the resentment.
His love is big enough for us, as we are–
His arms wrap tight around the wide world and when we come, when we bow, when we crawl home.
His love pours out, a deluge of grace, wider than all the waters in the seas.
“The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God’s love for us does not.”
? C.S. Lewis
Joining Lisa-Jo and fabulous others for a five minute write. Why don’t you give it a try?