April 18, 2014

When Glue Won't Hold Us All Together - Five Minute Friday


I had to miss out on the Twitter party and that means it was almost like two weeks in a row (since I left early last week!) so I am missing my community, but I am planning on blocking out next Thursday, arriving early and staying late! Yeah - I'm a big talker like that... but time will tell! Still, know that I missed you all!

Oh but - first - the fine print: if you don't know what FMF is!  Five Minute Fridays are hosted by Lisa Jo Baker.  It is open to anyone, so to learn more about it - and to jump in yourself (the more the merrier!) or just to find a linky to see what everyone is writing about today - click HERE!  The idea is to simply write... for Five Minutes flat... no editing, no deep thinking - or at least REthinking, no spell check - just write! Let it flow! We all write using a prompt that Lisa posts at 10pm Thursday night (EST.)  I'm loving the community of amazing bloggers and the creativity that flows from these magical Five Minutes!

So - here goes: Five Minute Friday - The Word Prompt is: GLUE

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We forget... we all forget so easily.  
We forget that fixing the broken, busted up pieces is not really our job. We tape and we glue and we pray and wait, holding our breath only to find ourselves broken and busted up all over again, with glue on our fingertips, binding us up to the brokeneness that we want gone.

There is no glue that can hold this wounded world in place and make it look like new.

No.  It's Friday... when all is dark and doubtful. 

It's Friday and we have no answers and what we thought we knew is fuzzy and the tests come back inconclusive and the doctors can't know where the blood is coming from but they all agree it is coming... leaking... bleeding out somewhere.  It could be a heart issue, or it could be because there are scrapes and bruises and flesh that was recently laid wide open. 

Not just for Dad... but for all of us. For you too.  

We are all laid out open, slowly losing life, unaware. We are seeking for hope and healing... for solid ground and a way out of this sad and stormy day that just won't seem to end.

Answers are slow to come and confusion rises up fierce.  We are all bruised and battered and windblown come Friday night... and as the skies turn black and death seethes ragged breaths and sings haunting songs of victory, it's easy to feel like the enemy wins.  We can lean back in defeat and come into agreement without even realizing it as our thoughts turn to 'he always wins.'

Except... (But God...)  Except he doesn't... We know... we've heard it before and we know it to be true, but we forget.

Can I remind you once again... Sunday is coming. With the dawning of a new day and the rising of the Son, Light shines on answers and Love binds up wounds... Hope is stirred up and spilling over and Victory?  Victory is ours!

On Easter Sunday - yes.  But on any given Sunday... because He lives, and He wears the Victor's Crown... we win!

I don't know what kind of terrible sad Good Friday that you may be facing, but can I encourage you? Sunday is coming! 

Sunday, after Friday is blooddrenched and Saturday is bloodstained... Sunday is washed and cleansed... It's brand new and full of Promise.  Sunday is all praise and answered prayers and bright, happy, shiny. 

Sunday is Him... it's all Him and He swoops in, and suddenly, in His Presence, the gluey residue of trying to fix it ourselves melts away.

{STOP}

Praying for you and yours over this Easter weekend.  It may be dark and doubtful for you right now... I know it's Friday.  But my friend... hold on!  The Blood covers and heals and makes whole better than any other glue I know of and He poured it out - every single drop - on purpose, with purpose, for me and for you. It's Friday - but Sunday is comin'!!! I promise you, Sunday is coming!


Five Minute Fridays gives us the chance to dive right in and share what He puts on our hearts! Click here to read what others have to say about "GLUE"  

Praying you have a Blessed Easter!






42 comments :

  1. Loved reading your post. You're right, it's so easy to forget and feel hopeless. We always forget. But Sunday is coming. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. So glad you stopped by today Nermari! We do all forget... and often... so thankful that He reminds us every time! Have a blessed Easter!

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  2. Karrielee, Thank you for the post! It is so true. Our world is wounded and in such need of a Savior and praise God Jesus is the glue! Stopping by from FMF. Have a blesses Easter! Cathy

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    1. Cathy, thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Easter!

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  3. Now this makes me want to jump up and yell! It may be Friday, but Sunday is coming. The victory has already been won! Love this!

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    1. Hallelujah!!! Love you, friend! Happy Easter!

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  4. Oh, these words are so true: "We are all laid out open, slowly losing life, unaware". I often have to remind myself that my sin of unkindness killed Jesus just as surely as someone else's bigger, more obvious sin--that's how I'm unaware and slowly losing life--my pride and failure to see my own broken state.

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    1. Oh Anita... so much yes! I love your honesty here... and don't we all do the very same thing... unaware. So thankful that He wins and in Him, we overcome! Have a blessed Easter my friend!

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  5. I want to cry and shout for joy all at the same time. The Fridays seem so dark but thank goodness we know that Sunday is coming.

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    1. Sunday is coming, Hallelujah! I love you, friend! I got your Voxer and I love you so! (Praise update... Dad is home, resting. More Stress tests to come but thankful he is home for Easter wknd! Thank you sweet friend for your prayers!)

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  6. Howdy neighbor!
    Love your statement "it's all Him and He swoops in, and suddenly, in His Presence, the gluey residue of trying to fix ourselves melts away." How many times do I try and fix myself, when He knows how to do it best. Visiting from FMF. :)
    Have a wonderful Easter!
    Cindy :)

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    1. Cindy... I think we all have gluey residue from time to time, yes? I know I do and instead of holding things together - it just brings attention to my brokenness! So thankful in His Presence... it all melts away and truly heals me in the process! Happy Easter!

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  7. This is beautiful and powerful. Praise God that He has the victory. Have a blessed Easter weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! Praise God He wears the Victor's Crown! Happy Easter!

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  8. Praise the Lord Jesus Christ, Sunday is coming indeed!! AND "On Easter Sunday - yes. But on any given Sunday... because He lives, and He wears the Victor's Crown... we win!" - Amen to that!!

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    1. Sybil, thanks so much for stopping by today... yes - we celebrate this weekend - but I love that He is risen and lives in each of our every days! Have a blessed Easter!

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  9. Nikki Tindall1:17 PM

    What a needed reminder that Sunday is coming! Lovely post. He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

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    1. He is Risen Indeed! Thanks so much for stopping by Nikki! Happy Easter!

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  10. Praying for peace about what your dad is facing but also rejoicing that our Dad sent His Son to face it all on our behalf. I enjoy reading your posts and the hope you offer here.

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    1. So Much Amen, Katie! He really DID face it all on our behalf! (And thanks for the prayers for my Dad... he is home, resting and will go through more tests after the wknd!)

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  11. So thankful that Sunday is coming! My heart has been so heavy today!

    Praying for your dad. I hope the answers come soon!

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    1. Hey - I remembered that I Vox now... I have Voxer! LOL! (See? I told you I may not be very good at it!) Thanks for the prayers! It's actually my Father-in-law - but, same thing, really! Praise God he is resting at home and will join in with all the Easter celebrations! Praying he gets better and better! Happy Easter... (something something, for hte love of carbs...) ;)

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  12. Oh, girl, has it been a bloody day up bumping up against and bruising each other's hearts - all. day. long! Thank God for the Sundays that bring life and are there for us every day of the week. Hope you all get the answers that you need for your dad. Happy Easter, friend.

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    1. Amen my friend! Every day is Resurrection day... every day we win and He won and God is good... love you so! Thanks for the prayers for Dad... he is out of the hospital tonight and resting at home! Hopefully some (easy) answers will come next week!

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  13. Sunday is a-comin' and the victory is ours! Yippee! Loved your words and reminders that in our brokenness-healing will come! I had trouble commenting at first but it seems to be working now! Happy Easter! Hop over and take a peek at my first FMF if you have time! Mary

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    1. Mary - thanks so much for pressing through to leave a comment! I did read your post and I am so glad that you jumped in and joined us! Isn't it just so fun and freeing? Hope you have a blessed Easter weekend, my friend!

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  14. Oh, how often I try to patch it up myself with old tape and inferior glue. Thanks for the reminder that fixing it all is not my job! Sunday's coming, Karrilee. Happy Easter!

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    1. Amen Holly! (Now - let's try to remind each other of this when it is NOT Easter time! The message never changes!) Have a blessed Easter!

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  15. Enjoyed your FMF! I love your reminder that we have victory every Sunday not just on Easter. I'm so glad we still are linking up on Fridays! Thanks for sharing! Happy Easter to you and your family!

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    1. Mimi - thanks so much! Yes - not just on Easter Sunday - but on every Sunday, praise God! (I'm glad we are still linking up in our Incourage group as well!) Have a blessed weekend!

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  16. Though the sorrow may last for the night, HIS joy comes in the morning- Sunday is coming!! So glad we have this assurance!

    Dropping by from FMF- have a blessed weekend!

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    1. Oh Amen and Amen, Boni! I am so glad as well! Happy Easter! Thanks for dropping by!

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  17. Praising him with you! enjoyed your post today!

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    1. Jenilee, thanks so much for stopping by! Praying you have a blessed Easter weekend!

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  18. Hi Karilee! Thank you for the reminder that Sunday is coming! It is so easy to get distracted by the mess to remember that there is a masterpiece in the making. I hope you have a lovely Easter weekend

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    1. Oh yes - I love that... a masterpiece in the making! Aren't we all just exactly that? Happy Easter!

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  19. and it's Sunday and I'm living the revelation of His victory with you Karrilee! Happy Resurrection Day!

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    1. Amen sweet friend! Sunday is here... today and always from here on out! Victorious in Him! Celebrating with you, Lisha! He is Risen indeed!

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  20. Oh girl, why am I reading this post after Sunday? Well, I am thankful He came, and that He continues to come to fix my messy, broken world. Hugs!

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    1. LOL Well - EVERY day is after Sunday, now isn't it? Love you so! Hope you had a great Easter wknd!

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  21. What a great post! I couldn't figure out how to connect Glue and Good Friday together. I really wanted to but the words were lost...I really loved this. One of the things I heard this Lent was we can't have a celebration of Easter without first suffering a bit. If we celebrated everyday then it wouldn't have a meaning so I really liked how you connected those two things together here.

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    1. Beth Anne - thanks so much! I so appreciate your comment! Yes - so often we want the celebrating without the suffering or hard parts! But it's the hard parts that make the celebrating that much deeper! Hope you had a blessed Easter and am praying for you for your upcoming trip!

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~Karrilee~

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