I am linking up for Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “should.” I love spending time with this crew. They bring me joy!
When the well runs dry and there is no words to be found
Should you still write?
When the words are overflowing and brimming to the top
Is it then that you should write too?
When the world is filled with darkness and the loss of hope
And everyone seems to be clinging to the light and looking for hope
Is it then that you should write too?
The Word is a gift
given to us by God
through the birth of God’s Son Jesus Christ.
I can’t help but turn to the words of John 1
“In the beginning was the Word,
And the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
All things came into being through Him.”
The Living Water given to help us share
through our own words
To share when the the well is running dry
Or the world is dark and looking for hope
and also when the cup is overflowing and brimming to the top.
There are times I find myself searching for the words
And other times when the words spill out onto the page easily
For all to read and to see.
Wherever you find yourself today,
With a cup brimming with word goodness
Or with you searching at the bottom of the well to find your words
You should write; write until the words bring healing and wholeness.
Write knowing Jesus is the Word made flesh
that never leaves us or forsakes us.
I agree, it’s good to keep writing. Sometimes I feel I have nothing to say but if I start writing anyway, often something good comes. Otherwise it helps me process, even if it’s not for anyone else to see. I love this line: “Write knowing Jesus is the Word made flesh
that never leaves us or forsakes us.”
Thanks so much for this, Tara. I love the idea of a “cup brimming with word goodness.”
Joining you from FMF #35
Me too! And you’re welcome!
Never forsakes us. Thank you, Jesus and Amen. Loved stopping by today. #fmf
For me, writing helps me process the world and events that would otherwise overwhelm me.
Me three. 😉
Indeed! For me too!
I love the way this poem progressed Tara, especially related to the “when it’s empty, write” part today. I struggled with this prompt. I set my timer 3 times before I finally connected with the topic. My first three attempts were variations of a honey do list. “I should be folding laundry, paying bills, etc etc. So glad I persisted and kept going, because once I finally did connect, I really had an “aha” moment!
Tara, I needed this! I’ve been in a mental-funk with writing lately and your encouragement is so refreshing. I’m so loving your poetry!!
Annie, I’m so glad my post encouraged you. And thanks. It’s been fun to write some poetry.
Tara, such good words here. I have a number of friends who say they can’t write. So, for those of us who can, who process through the written word, who communicate and who find delight in putting words to page, we should write. We never know how God will use those words to minister to another. Thank you for this poem!
Thank You! And you’re so welcome!
Tara, you’ve shared beautiful words of encouragement. I like that you ended with our eyes focused on Jesus. Visiting from #17 at FMF today.
Great encouragement to keep writing no matter what! Beautiful words, Tara. Love this: “Write knowing Jesus is the word made flesh.”
Yes true! Thanks Mandy!
Writing is such a great way of healing. It’s definitely one of the positive ‘shoulds’.
this is beautiful, and wonderful use of the word “should”—you visited my blog, so you know my feelings about that word. And yes, even in those uninspired times, we all need to write, draw, paint, make music. Peace and hope!
Thanks Leah! Peace and hope to you too!
Yes, write even when you don’t have the words! They are not in vain because they are connecting you to what is sacred within yourself and God himself.
Tara, when words fail me, God picks up the pen.
Wow! Thank You!
great post:) thanks for stopping at my blog today. have a great rest of the weekend. we’re helping our daughter in st. louis move to a house they have bought.
You’re welcome. I hope you had a productive weekend helping your daughter move.
I echo the sentiments of all those above – so encouraging and true. Writing is the thing that connects us all, and I’m so grateful to have discovered it!
Your words remind me of how much we need to encourage each other. Thank you. The reminder I need so often.
Yes! And you’re so welcome!
Tara, such a great exhortation! I love how you brought in the passage of john to remind us who is the author of our words. “The Living Water given to help us share through our own words To share when the the well is running dry Or the world is dark and looking for hope” Echoes of creation still speaking.
Thanks Stephanie! And I love your description…echoes of creation still speaking.