This is part of the Five Minute Friday prompts. It is a challenge to free write for 5 minutes and then post it without edits. The post this week is: Repeat.
This has been a hard week. A hard month. Let's be honest a hard year. It feels like every morning there is another headline that breaks Jesus' heart. Another person who is spewing hate at God's people. Another person who is co-opting the Christian faith to stoke fear in the hearts and minds of our country. Outside of the headlines, life has been tough. Living as a mom of a toddler, who works, cares for my husband and my aging father in law means living with very little margins. And yet, everything in my life clamors for attention. I want to climb back into the covers. I want to hide away from the world. Instead, God asks me to wake up today. To live today for him. To speak truth. To write truth. To testify about his goodness. To repent and believe in that God's kingdom is coming and inviting others to join me on that journey. To go to bed and to repeat it all the next day. It is in the repetition that I get to see God's grace, because every day, I get to try again to be faithful. I get to try again to make a difference. I get to try again to make this world a better world. So today, I will get out of bed, I will live today for him. I will speak truth. I will write truth. I will testify about God's goodness. I will repent and believe that God's kingdom is coming and I will invite people to join me on that journey. And tomorrow I will repeat it. Knowing that one day, God's Kingdom will reign.
"Don’t be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief, Do justly now. Love mercy, now, Walk humbly, now, You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it. " - The Talmond