Day by day we are writing out our story, a living tale of all that takes place and a living testimony of God’s sustaining grace.
A birthing can occur at any moment in hearts receptive to the new and the next and the in-between.
What seems dead can be enlivened and resurrected by His power – brokenness made whole, beauty brought forth from ashes.
Although many days are shrouded and clouded by painful circumstances, God is still writing out His good and greater narrative into the margins of our lives.
Yes, even as we hover crazy-busy on this edge of space, time and eternity and so often fail to see or sense His continual presence.
We need to remember how we live and breathe and have our being in Him and He lives and breathes in us by His Spirit.
Nothing is incidental, or irredeemable. Nothing is forever lost or wasted.
All is gift and all is grace, but we need eyes to see the sacred in the secular and appreciate its daily nuances.
As we listen closer to our lives we begin to piece together the story they are telling us.
Such thoughts are shaping my daily living and making their way into today’s Five Minute Friday poem.
Each day we are alive is a gift,
an unfurling, unfolding kernel
mirrored in tender bud and leaf,
so our hearts remain hopeful
of seeing a good ending
I long above all to recapture
a sense of child-like wonder,
become captivated, entranced
by delight seeded within
as this daily sacred dance begins
Each moment we linger longer
to appreciate The Moment
will help peel back layers
to reveal a gift of grace,
open our eyes, blinded by
cultural excess, dulled by stress
and wearied by naysayers
For we are the revealers
unwrapping the Gift of God,
the Truth-sayers, the Way-sharers,
keepers of Light and Love who
employ a deeper discerning
as we dive expectant into the true,
hopeful, bright-blue waters of each day
I’m blessed to be joining in with the wonderful writing-free-from-the-heart community of ‘Five Minute Friday’ writers over at Kate Motaung’s place as we give our best on the topic of ‘Gift’. You’re very welcome to join in. Do hop on over and check out the other posts there. It’s amazing what a rich variety of thought is stirred by a one word prompt!