This is the post each week
Where I join a community of grace-filled wonders
Over at Lisa-Jo’s.
And we write unabashedly
For five minutes time.
Without editing or backtracking
On one word alone.
This week’s prompt:
I nearly burst as I see his eager eyes offering to soak it in. And am blown away at what a difference a year makes. As I reach for my trusty Storybook Bible, he whispers:
“No, Mom. Don’t read it. I want to hear you tell it to me.”
My heart warms as I push doubt aside and breathe in deep, inviting Him to lead the way.
We start slow and steady as He primes my heart. And I let it all go as I share the story impressioned on my soul years ago.
His eyes grow wide with each point told. My eyes pool with pride or love I’m not quite sure, but doubt there is a difference now.
I let the space of silence grow at the end as he picks up his thoughts left along the trail. And when our eyes meet again he asks me what’s been weighing heavy:
“Mom, what did the shepherds do with their sheep when they went to go visit Jesus? They didn’t leave them behind, did they?”
Grace wins right then and there as I wonder if my 4 year-old heard more than my words could muster.
No, child. Not one sheep is ever left intentionally. The Good Shepherd always keeps watch. He sees you and will pick you up along the journey if He has to.
Don’t worry, son. He’d even bring you to Bethlehem. Room or not, He’ll always make space for you.
Please know 5 Minute Fridays will be taking the month of December off. But I’ll still try to post now and again. Trusting I’ll have 5 minutes here or there where I can write without a prompt…
How about you? Is there a part of the Christmas story you’ve ever wondered about? What do you delight most in the Wonder of the Season? I’d love to hear.
Thanks for sharing your time with me.
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