The Crowds

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 “crowd.” We’d love to have you join us.

The crowds were really good at finding Jesus. The woman who came seeking healing for her demon possessed daughter. The mat carriers lifting their friend through the roof to Jesus. There was even the crowd that came to watch as Jesus was crucified.

I wonder if like me Jesus ever tired of the crowds. I’m an introvert for the most part, but I can fake extrovert when I need to. In my introvertedness, I’d much rather curl up with a cup of tea and a good book; away from the crowds.

Crowds can be so noisy. I think of all the crowds that gather at concerts or at political rallies. I like hanging with friends in these places, but I usually get weary of the crowds fast.   Yet there are other times crowds might be a gift. A small crowd gathered watching vigil at the hospital. A small crowd praying for safety together. A small crowd gathered at a funeral together.

Jesus knew how to manuever crowds. Me not always so much. Today, I’ll stay curled up on the couch, under a favorite quilt, away from the crowds, with my sweet Luna sleeping peacefully on my lap. Because sometimes crowds are less than peaceful!

18 thoughts on “The Crowds

  1. Me too, me too. A couple weeks ago in my small group, I was declaring with uncharacteristic loud passion “NO GUYS JESUS WAS TOTALLY AN INTROVERT.” Knowing Jesus had to peace out and go take a nap sometimes gives me hope, haha.

  2. I’ve never thought about whether Jesus was an introvert or an extrovert. Huh. He was fully human, and neither introversion nor extroversion is sin, so I bet He did lean one way or the other. Whatever the case may be, I’m glad He came. I am nothing without Him.

  3. I often feel lost in a crowd. It’s a feeling I don’t like. I think of the woman in the crowd who touched the hem of Jesus’ garment though and remember even in all those people he knew she was there. That gives me comfort. Pet that kitty for me, Cindy

  4. What a balance, right? Big crowds are so overwhelming. But, I took my girls to the MLK march and Frank took them to the Women’s March and we are learning to show up, even when it’s uncomfortable.

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