I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “repeat.” We would love to have you join us.

My fingers dance across the keyboard.
Words tell stories.
Voices are heard.
Sometimes for the first time.

31 Days
Words and stories unfolding
A tapestry of God’s love unveiled.

So much pain, loss and grief
Too many taken from us too soon
Peace found in tradition
In the repetition of words

The Lords Prayer
Spoken together
Words that bring peace

More words
Promises spoken
“We commend Barb, Ben, Ralph, Aaron, Rachel,
Stephanie, and Jim to your care
Sheep of your own fold
Sinners of your own redeeming”
Words spoken each time.

Death, grief
Death, grief
An ongoing journey

But hope and healing
Found in the repetition
Of words

25 thoughts on “Repetition

  1. Hope and Healing can co-exist in the same space. My Dad calls it the 100% principle. You can be 100% sad for the loss you are feeling and 100% glad for the joy they are experiencing. Love this so much!

  2. I’m sorry you’ve had so many repeated experiences of grief and loss recently, Tara, but I love the hope and comfort there is to be found in repeating God’s Word!

  3. Girl. This is wonderful.

    I don’t come from a liturgical tradition, so part of me is…suspicious of repetition in worship. But what you’ve described here makes a lot of sense. At the end of the day, we are truly simple creatures and we need to reminded of the basics all the time. There is grace and comfort in that.

  4. Your poem is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your heart with us. I don’t think it is a coincidence that peace is found in traditions. My children find comfort in our family traditions. I think God knows that we as God’s children know that we find peace in spiritual traditions also.

  5. The repetition of words does bring healing and remind us of The Healer – although that can be hard to see when loss comes upon loss. We need each other to say the words when we can’t and to remind us of the hope. Thanks for doing that here.

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