I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “lose.”
Have you ever lost someone close to you? Do you yearn to sit with them and talk about faith and life? I do. I yearn to pick up the phone and phone my best friend. I yearn to sit and chat with my grandma and grandpa in their living room. It’s hard to believe how long they’ve been gone from this earth.
Losing those we love is never easy. Sometimes the loss is expected and other times it is unexpected. Yet loss is a part of life. This past week, many people in Orlando lost those they loved much sooner than they ever should have had to. These individuals were simply enjoying their night at Pulse night club. I am so saddened that someone went into that club with the intent to kill; with the intent to take someone’s life. As we remember these lost lives, it is our call to be agents of love; to share God’s love with the world.As we share our love, we lose that fear that seems to so often overtake us.
For when we let love win, we remember who and whose we all are; beloved children of God. This past week my friend KA wrote a post about who God calls her to be. She asked us to listen and hear who God says that we are too. Last night, as I lay my head down for the night, I heard God call my name. God said, “You are the sweet stanzas of my heart; poured out in love and actions.” (In the words of my blog friend KA swoon-worthy, right?)
Who does God call you to be, my friends? And once you hear who God calls you to be, don’t lose sight of who God calls you to be for when we truly live out that call, we help let love win.