Five Minute Friday — Lose/Rest

I blinked my eyes and skipped past not one, but two Five Minute Friday assignments. It may be tricky, but I am going to attempt to incorporate the two prompt words — the very non-similar LOSE and REST — in one post. So, pardon in advance if this sort of rambles.

Of course, the Five Minute Friday assignment is to write for five minutes on a prompt word, post it and share with fellow Five Minute friends at Kate’s place ( Around 100 of us gather round to encourage and support our fellow Christian writers, writing in a variety of styles and genres. It’s always very interesting to see how a simple word take shape into posts. Sometimes it’s obvious, sometimes not as much and always entertaining. Be sure to stop in and read the diversity of thought at Kate’s place. And don’t be afraid to join in!

The timer is set, so let’s GO

I didn’t forget about last week’s assignment. In fact I thought about it a lot. I just didn’t have the time to sit down and commit the thoughts to words.

What kept popping into my pea brain was the song, See You In September, particularly the phrase “Will I see you in September Or lose you to a summer love.”

I can’t tell you why that was the seed. It wasn’t particularly a favorite growing up. It’s not a popular remake. But there it was.

Actually, the silly song is about love — even schoolboy/girl romances. Nobody like separation — even for just a summer. I can hear Our Lord saying to us as we enter the busy summer season. “Will I see you in September Or lose you to a summer love.” And He might add, “Counting the days ’til your back with Me. Counting the hours and the minutes, too.” Or simply, “Don’t forget Me because I’ll never forget you.”

Which brings us to rest. Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Those are my savior’s words.

We all have burdens and challenges and, well, life stuff that weigh us down. It’s in those times I/we can run to the arms of Christ and say nothing, do nothing, just rest and rejuvenate through His special touch. It can be a special place {like the ocean}, but it can also be right where you are. All it takes is a surrender of the burdens. Jesus willingly lifts them off our shoulders.

Sure, the problems may still be … STOP

… there. The uncertainties may still be there. The challenges may still be there. But you and I can face them with a refreshed perspective.

For the record, one of the reasons I lost last week was a fun thing … the celebration of the marriage of my grandson. Congratulations to Zack and Kristine! It was worth the trip from New York to Ohio to witness the union of two souls.

I returned to a couple of doctor’s appointments and the annual graduation issue of my newspaper … placing 310 individual photos in a special section. Congratulations to all graduates. Get ready for your next chapter. May God bless you …

Well, that’s it folks.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Never get overly excited about a man/woman by just the way they look from behind.

About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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