You all know this by now. I’m certain.
But I’ll say it anyway.
Sometimes, I just want to write
Without worrying if it’s right or not.
Would you believe I’ve found a place that offers me that kind of grace?
Over at Lisa-Jo’s.
So I will join others and write unabashedly
for five minutes time.
Without editing or backtracking
On one word alone:
It didn’t make sense to me at first. This passage in A Circle of Quiet where Madeline L’Engle shares about love. And how you know you love someone when you don’t see them as clearly as the rest of the world does. You see beyond their profile picture/avatar if you will (she used icon I believe?). You don’t see their features as much as you see their “self”.
Friends, I long to see you that way. The way God sees you.
And I think of all the ones I hold dear in this world. I think of my roommate in college…when I close my eyes and focus in on her alone, I see an indescribable shade of cerulean blue illuminating her beautiful frame. Her gleaming smile shines brilliance and when she speaks I see the most perfect font I have yet to find on paper. Just the hint of her voice warms my heart immediately and I feel right at home. Yes…I picture her and know I’ve seen love. Because I see Christ in her. In every flawless feature, a deluge of grace…
We all want to be seen like that, don’t we? So out of focus all anyone can do is hone in on Him. The One who’s paid our ransom.
Friends, I want you to see me that way. I want you to see beyond the smiling avatar. Can you look passed my profile picture and see Him? Oh I’m striving. For He’s the reason I live and breathe. He’s all that’s beautiful within me.
So I will keep striving to focus in on His face. Seek the features He has created just for me. And I pray one day. When we do meet face to face you’ll see beyond me, too.
NOTE: I really wanted to tell you what I see when I think of my hubby, but knew it would take me longer than 5 minutes! Since my roomie is so plum full of grace, I knew she wouldn’t mind if I used her as an example…Love you, girl!
And I just have to tell you. Each week, a number of us from this Five Minute Friday community gather together Thursday evening on Twitter to lift each other up as we wait for the prompt. I’d love it if you’d stop by and say hello. Just follow #FMFParty sometime! (and psst….we trended on twitter this week! WOOT!)
How about you? Do you see beyond features on those you love? How do you focus in? I’d love to hear.
Thanks for sharing your time with me.
Are we friends on Facebook? I’d love to be…