This is my time to fingerpaint.
Without worrying if I mix up or mess up.
No masterpiece necessary.
This is simply for the joy of writing.
Thanks to Lisa-Jo and her amazing 5 Minute Friday meme,
I get to let the fingers fly for 5 minutes and
share what my heart bleeds when given this word prompt:
Time starts NOW:
“You’ll not likely go wrong here
if you keep remembering that our Master said,
‘You’re far happier giving than getting.'”
Acts 20:35 MSG
It’s true. Joy is found in the eye of the beholder. What delight it brings to watch someone you love unwrap something you hand-selected just for them. Your lips curl upwards as you see their expression turn from confusion to discovery. Love floods in as you witness them accepting your gift, taking it as their own.
Yes. I’m happy giving. It’s the getting that gets me sometimes. The humbleness of it all.
And I think of Jesus. Sharing this message with His disciples. Knowing full well He was going to be the one giving it all. Just the thought of it forces me to my knees.
Jesus, You are the best gift-giver this side of Heaven. No one compares to You. For you gave a gift every single one of us needs. The cost of it was priceless. Extraordinary. But You did it anyway. For us. For me. For love.
There are no words for what you have given me. The grace You have bestowed upon me — a simple striving homemaker. But I bend down low and humbly accept Your gift You give freely as my own. And I will spend this life figuring out how to thank You proper.
I pray You find delight in giving it to me.
May I treat it with the respect it deserves.
Please know I will cherish it always. I hope you don’t mind if I show it to everyone I meet.
And I can’t wait to thank You in person. I’m going to hug Your neck. And I may never let go…
Thanks for sharing your time with me.
CONFESSION: I looked up the verse before my 5 minutes began, and I copied and pasted it in to save a few seconds when the timer started!