The weekly Five Minute Friday word prompt for this week is “how.”
How is your heart, friends?
My heart is weary and broken. I look at our broken world and I cry out, How long, oh Lord?
I turn on the news and I am overcome with the brokenness and injustices of our world. How long will this go on?
I’m listening and learning. I recently started a book study on the book White Fragility. I’m learning so much that I didn’t know and unlearning other habits too. How long, will it take to continue to learn?
I hear the voices of my friends who are cops. I pray for their safety. But also want better for them too. I know where my friends heart truly is.
I open Facebook and I’m sorry that I even opened it. All I see is you’re right, I’m wrong. I see name calling. I see the political divide. Yet it’s so much more than that. I’m not anti American. I’m simply for Jesus. I want to be more like him. He was always sitting with those on the margins.*
Jesus left the ninety-nine sheep to find the one who was lost. It’s not that the ninety-nine aren’t important. It’s just that it is the one missing who needs the shepherd the most right now.
I want better for the generations yet to come. I want there to be peace on earth and let it begin with me. I’m clinging to Micah 6:8: “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God.”
How is your heart today, friends?
*where the five minutes ended. Had to finish my thoughts.