Five Minute Friday — Touch

Happy Friday. Yes, it’s Five Minute Friday time!

You know the drill. We receive a prompt, ponder it and let our fingers translate the words in our minds and hearts. Then we meet at Kate Motaung’s place (in the Community section at to link up and share our work with others in the group. There are few “rules” but the most important rule is you visit the blog of the person who linked up before you and leave some encouragement.  That’s the most fun of all, and the heart of this community.

Here’s another take from Five Minute Friday: A Collection of Stories Written in Five Minutes Flat, just to whet your appetite and hopefully gently coax you to join. “Community has been a breath of fresh air in busy weeks.”

This week’s prompt is TOUCH. The timer is set, so let’s GO …

My first immediate thought was the song Touch of the Master’s Hand.

Man, do we all need that!

We are so battered and scarred with sin. Every day we add to the dust. We loosen our strings.

We need the Master’s touch to restore us, to give us an opportunity to share His sweet music and message with others, to affirm our worth in our own eyes. The Master already knows it. We’re the one with the nagging self-doubt and lagging self-worth.

If we allow it, the Master will come, wipe away the dust and tighten the strings, and that old foolish crowd they never understand, The worth of a soul and the change that is rought, Just by one touch of the Master’s hand.

May we allow the Master to enter into our lives today and every day to tweak us, to cleanse us and, most of us, to transform us from an old, battered violin into a Lordly instrument to share His melody with all we touch.

That’s the direction this … STOP

weeks’ prompt led me. That’s the prayer I sing.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: We do not have to know what God is going to do; simply knowing He is with us is more than enough.


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13 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Touch

  1. I sometimes think that I could use
    the Master’s healing touch.
    But if I ask, He will refuse,
    because I’d ask too much.
    And His refusal would be right
    as there’s still a job to do,
    to witness mercy in the fight
    and pass this on to you.
    I could not do this from my health;
    that’s sure no mystery!
    And thus my cancer is my wealth;
    there’s grace in malignancy.
    In this place I am content;
    there’s nothing here I can resent.


  2. Cindy says:

    This is just beautiful! Well done! It shares YOUR melody perfectly!


  3. I like the idea of the master’s touch, thanks for the reminder! I am your FMF neighbor this week.


  4. Jenny Fulton says:

    This was a beautiful message. I especially love the way you worded your Thought to Remember.


  5. Have to share! Thank you for this piece. ❤️


  6. Pam Dow says:

    That song bubbled up in my mind as well. I love the thought of being a “Lordly instrument to share His melody with all we touch.” Blessings on your week, Joe! Visiting from FMF #53.


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