Happy Saturday. Time for Five Minute Friday thoughts. When I heard the prompt, I knew exactly where I wanted to go. I couldn’t wait to join my fellow writers at Kate’s place (http://katemotaung.com/2016/08/11/five-minute-friday-lift/). But … Things sometimes go awry.
At any rate, the timer is set so it’s time to GO…
Well, this week was a little … um, embarrassing. I guess I don’t know squat about music … especially lyrics. My first thought was On Eagles Wings. Problem. The lyrics are … And He will raise you up on eagles’ wings … not He will lift you up.
Next thought was Lift Me Up. Problem. The song wasn’t the one I was thinking about which, of course, is Raise Me Up. Right sentiment, wrong word.
I think Kate and her crew picked the wrong prompt.
But Lift Me Up is appropriate for the point I wanted to make as well. That is, we need each other … we need our faith … we need to lift ourselves up.
They’re all interrelated. Life happens. Bad things happen. The shadows are as prevalent as the light. We need to reach out to each other, sometimes in total quiet. We have to lift others up through the darkness. And, of course, we have to lift … STOP
… ourselves up. We have to recognize the darkness and we have to turn up the lamp to get some light. It’s tough. Sometimes, we have to be still in the darkness to recognize the therapy of the light. And that, my friends, is faith. Faith isn’t walking in roses and sunshine. It’s knowing despite our path, the ultimate road is lined in gold and Light. We know that ourselves … and we know that from our friends helping lift us up.
… You lift me up when I am weak
Your arms wrap around me
Your love catches me so I’m letting go
You lift me up when I can’t see
Your heart is all that I need
Your love carries me so I’m letting go
I can see the dawn is breaking
I am feeling overtaken with Your love …
Well, that’s it for this week. Join us at Kate’s place to see what other incredible takes on the prompt are there. Or better yet, join in. Help lift each other.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: What if we realized salvation is a gift born from sacrifice, grace and mercy and not the result of anything we can accomplish.