So - for the second week in a row - I missed out on the #fmfparty. Last week I was traveling to see my sister, and this week I was on an evening walk with a friend... one that ended in us talking in the dark about the Hard things... the Real things... the Things that must be discussed in the dark in order to shed Light and Breakthrough... so, while I missed being online with all my friends... I was in person with the one who needed me in real life! Still... you know that I can't stay away!
So - here goes: Five Minute Friday - LAST...
Last year was our Year of Lasts, as our Only was a senior in High School... there was an entire year of (possible) Lasts... it was both glorious and sad... and this is so how life tends to unfold, is it not? How when we come to the end - to the 'last' - of something, there is celebration for completing and reaching and achieving and there is a bit of sadness that it's all over and now there is a world of New and Unknowns looming ahead.
How do we capture and slow down time when Change is just coming straight on for us? How do we take this moment, here today, and make it LAST, and not give in to the fear of Tomorrow?
We have learned from Ann that to count gifts, to one thousand and beyond - it slows down time and helps us to remain present! We have learned that in the counting... in the listing down the blessings for which we are grateful - we see differently - and even in the darkness... we see the Light...
When we remain thankful for all His has done, it's as if the fading Light of Sunset no longer promises Darkness alone - but it makes way for a Brand New Day!
No - there is no Last...
there is only Us...
and we are in this together... side by side, heart to heart... and when darkness comes and discouragement tries to cozy on up with us - we need each other to refocus our sights on the Brand New Day ahead... on the Hope and the Dreams Come True that are set for Tomorrow... don't believe the lie that you are last... that all is lost... In Him you are not... and nothing ever is!
He works all things together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose! (Romans 8:28)
Praying for you and your Brand New Day!
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