I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. This is also Day 6 of the Write 31 Days challenge. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “story.” We would love to have you join us.
A good story has a true beginning, middle and end. It’s plots twist and turn as you try to figure out where the writer is headed. Sometimes tears are shed. Other times you may find yourself rolling on the floor in laughter. The words find a way to seep into our heart as we find ourselves falling in love or even hate with one of the characters.
And like a good book, life often unfolds in ways we never imagined either. Sometimes life paralyzes us with our own grief. Or we find ourselves enamored with joy. This week has been a week where the story of life had unfolded unexpectedly. Two young pastors taken way too soon–leaving behind their beloved spouses and children. As I read the words of their deaths, it seemed as if they were words unfolding out of a fiction book. But instead they were real. They were autobiographical for their families, friends and all who knew them.
Sometimes there are parts of our story that we want to run from. We don’t want to live into our own reality. But God calls us to trust in him. To live out these words. that we hear from Brene Brown, “The bravest thing you’ll ever do is tell your story.” In telling our stories and clinging to resurrection hope, we trust in the promises of grace; jagged grace for each of us. It is in the telling of our stories that we can loudly proclaim, “This is my story. This is my song.” A story that God authors and writes.