Trying something new and linking up with Lisa-Jo today. She does this neat thing for bloggers called Five Minute Friday. Where she encourages them to write unfiltered, unedited for five minutes, then courageously publish their five-minute-musings. I will be honest and tell you I didn’t follow the rules exactly, (in other words it took me a little longer than five minutes, mostly because my kids are on spring break and I don’t have to explain to you what I mean by that) but you’ve got to start somewhere, right? The topic for this week is: Glued.
There is so much that is broken. So much that hurts. So much that needs binding.
There is so much left empty. So much undone and untouched, loose
And what do we do with all of that?
When you see the friend grieving or the sister who is lost. And you are forced to let go and nod your ok to God to be God.
How do you keep walking down this rocky road of life, with all the jagged and jarred, broken and scarred?
You are left helpless and hurting for the hurting. Desperate for a balm to ease the stinging, the burning, the raw.
Just something that will keep it all together, from falling apart. For the thread is thin and breaking and you hold your breath, bracing for the fall.
And you search, deep within yourself, sifting through pockets and purses, under couches and cushions. Hoping upon hope your hands resurface through the crumbs, finding just what is needed. But you are searching blindly and your hands, crumb covered, come up empty.
There is so much that is left empty.
It shouldn’t feel heavy, but it does. And it makes you wonder if it should really be like this, look like this, feel like this. You wonder and you hope and you search.
And you remember there is One that has hold of you. The One who keeps you from slipping through that ever growing crack. Who binds you fast to Himself along with the sister and the friend.
And the three walk together, eating Rocky Road, as they walk that rocky road. And lean deep into the One who binds them up.
Holding fast the broken, filling the empty, recovering the lost.
“And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17
“That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.” Philippians 3:10-11