This is the post each week where I
Link arms with others who like to
Write on the wild side –unabashedly
Over at Lisa-Jo’s.
For five minutes time.
Without editing or backtracking
On one word alone:
My pulse skipped at the click of the hotel lock. The “Do Not Disturb” sign swished to the speed of my racing heart. It was just him and I now after lingering long with friends and family, celebrating what we plan on being the rest of our lives. And it seems fitting somehow that we offer ourselves in vulnerable fashion at the start of our future…For this upside down Kingdom of grace has taught me, that’s where true beauty begins.
Brennan Manning once said “It is better to live naked in truth than clothed in fantasy.” (I think from All is Grace?) Which is fine with me. I’ve never been good at make-believe anyway…
And I learned early on that love can see beauty wherever it’s placed. Add grace as a filter, and there’s no telling how high or how wide or how deep it can go.
So why do I fear it so? Why is it so hard to lay down my life in vulnerable fashion? What can I hide from HIM that He won’t call out in some near future, anyway?
My heart skips as I open its door. I rip the “Do Not Disturb” sign off the handle as I offer He linger long. And that’s when I realize the naked truth as I see Jesus beating me to the punch…for He has already offered Himself bare in vulnerable fashion…to give me a future.
Friend, it’s true. In this upside down Kingdom of grace, Bare is where true beauty begins.
Which is going to be fine with me. I’ve never been good at make-believe anyway.
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How about you, friend? Have you been in vulnerable fashion with Him lately? Have you laid yourself bare? Have you seen true beauty? I’d love to hear.
Thanks for sharing your time with me.