Five Minute Friday – Direction


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Seattle to Anchorage: Sign Post Forest in Watson Lake, Yukon

Today’s prompt – Direction


Wherever I go

I am going somewhere;

I am going some direction;

some how.

Sometimes I happen upon a direction by chance (?).

Like in a library when a title catches my eye,

or when I turn a corner ‘just because’

I want to see down this street.

I don’t understand these random choices.

Sometimes it is a very deliberate choice.

I want to read that book!

I have to get there now!

I have purpose and determination and direction.

Neither option is bad or wrong.

Both options have a place in my life.

My life has taken me many directions,

Up mountains,

up paths broad and clear

up paths  hard and rough,

up paths the way was so faint i

t was hard to believe it was even a way,

But oh the view from the top!

Through valleys of dark shadows,

cold shadows,

fearful shadows,

even the shadow of death,

but I have never had to walk there alone.

I have even walked beside the still waters.

I have walked up to a table prepared.

My cup has run over.

I am amazed .  .  .  .  .  .


Psalms 119:105

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,

and a light unto my feet.

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The Bible, God’s Word of Life

Do you have a Bible?

If so, how old is your Bible?

Do know where your Bible is?

Is to your Bible dusty?

Are the pages still crisp and pristine?

Or are the pages a bit limp, a bit frayed?

Are the words underlined,
verses dated or marked with a star?

Are there notes and definitions in the margins?

How does it fit in your hand?

Does it feel comfortable or a little strange?

In church one evening not long ago,
as I bent my head in prayer,
I saw on the pew in front of me, this Bible.

Later I asked, “How long have you had this Bible?”
She laughed, “About 25 years.”
Many times I’ve seen this sister reading her Bible
before service started while those around her chatted,
greeting one another.

My Bible is well used,
but it does not have the print of my thumb worn
in the cover from holding the Word of God – – –
For long periods of time
Tightly – without wavering
Daily, many times during the day
In good times,
Hard times,
Fearful times,
Times of sickness,
Times of death
Times of joy and victory.

Only with our closest friends
do we have long, intense, soul searching conversations,
receiving and giving encouragement,
comfort, direction, and yes, even correction.

Is Jesus our closest friend?
How much time do we spend holding on to Him?

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105

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