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!