Friday, February 8, 2013

Five Minute Friday ~ Bare


Got five minutes? Let’s write. Let’s write in shades of real and brave and unscripted.
Let’s just write and not worry if it’s just right or not.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Go buck wild with encouragement for the five minuter who linked up before you.
Five Minute Friday





I don't participate in every FMF, but when I read the prompt I knew I had to.  The prompt today is BARE

Go

I stand in front of Him, the Creator.  My sin, my shame, my most intimate regrets are laid between us.  Lying bare and seen by all between He and me.  In disgust I look away, unable to defend myself.  I am naked. I am ashamed.  I am hopeless for salvation from the sentence of eternity.  I shiver from fear, chill and my own disgust.

Wildly my eyes turn everywhere but to look at IT or to look at Him!  I turn away.

A gentle hand stays my flight and I turn to look.  A scarred and kind face with twinkling eyes passes His hand over my shame.  The blood drips from Him and onto the little hoard I have carried for decades.  As the red falls, it spreads.

It spreads until all the parts of my little hoard are covered.  They are unseen.  They are gone.  The way between He and me is now clear.  His scarred hand takes mine and leads me across the divide where HE opens HIS arms to enfold me, clothing my bareness in radiant white.

I am no longer bare.  His hands cup my face as He kisses my forehead and smiles his welcoming love.

My shame laid bare, is no more.  I am redeemed through grace. I am loved immensely.

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    1. I appreciate your words. I was honored that you thought so. It's also a place before God that we struggle a bit. I keep pointing to the shame and He keeps saying "where?"

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  2. Stopping in from FMF via www.thejourneyofone.com and I have to say that was BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing and I'm glad you participated this week. It was a blessing to read your post.

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    1. I appreciate that you stopped by and left kind words. I will hunt you down now too. :)

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  3. Brought tears to my eyes. Why do we struggle in our human efforts to cover our bare selves before Him? This was a beautiful reminder of what His blood does. Cover our bare naked selves with more than fig leaves! <3

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    1. I know Donna. It's probably my most frustrating trait that God sees in me. I tend to dig up more junk to show him. In the study on the Tabernacle I was moved by the "Mercy seat". Where sins were placed and the sacrificial blood was poured over so that God saw them NO MORE. It was an instant reaction to the word. So I wrote it. I'm glad you got it too.

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  4. This was beautiful!! Such truth that I need every day!! Thank you

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    1. Thank you Julie. I need to be reminded of how far Grace can grow every day as well. I tend to forget.

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    1. Thank you Martha. I was weeping the whole time I was writing.

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    1. I'm glad you liked it Beth. I appreciate your comment. I've appreciated everyone's encouragement.

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  7. Beautiful! I love the picture you painted, it brought me to tears!

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    1. I'm glad you could celebrate God's mercy and love with me Katharine. The word definitely moved me!

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  8. Brought me to tears! Thank you so very much for your beautiful picture of the mercy seat! Glad that God is willing to see past what we think of as "junk" and see us as we were meant to be.

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    1. Thank you Sara. The Mercy Seat is EXACTLY what I was picturing as I wrote it. I love the imagery of the tabernacle...and that is the most important part to me. Our ugliness covered by the blood where it's no longer seen by the Father. Hallelujah!

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  9. Just loved this. So thankful that His blood covers all my 'junk'! Thank you for this beautiful word picture!
    Blessings,
    Gay

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  10. I agree! Thankful he takes our junk and repurposes it into beauty. Thank you for your comment.

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