I am linking up for Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “Inspire.” We’d love to have you join us on Thursday nights for our Twitter party.
God’s master hand paints streaks of blue and pink across the sky. The sun sets as the moon wakes up and plants itself in the sky. Clouds of all shapes and sizes scatter across the sky. My eye is drawn to the incredibleness of Gods master hand creating all that is good captured in the click of the shutter and through the camera lens held in my hands.
Words pour out onto the page forming sentences and paragraphs. This gift inspires her to tell her story. The words she shares linger on her lips and in her heart. In addition, the words she reads continually linger in her heart too. Words that simply declare “me too!” Words that hold the treasures of her writer friends as she gently holds them close to her heart and chest. She is careful to hold them with the utmost care and love. But most of all, words that encourage and call each of us to be storytellers!
Words that tell us who and whose we are. Words that encapsulate our own gifts and inspire us to share our stories with the world. Words that link our hearts and hands together as we pray for one another. Our hands lifted up to our good good Father as we release our stories; these very words we’ve been inspired to write. Like the puff of a summer dandelion, these words blow into the breeze carrying with them the love, heart and soul of those who wrote them.
Inspired words, carried by one another, woven together…as our arms link around each other’s necks and we embrace in a holy hug inspired by the very first word in this world; Jesus himself.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and without him not one thing came into being.”–John 1:1-2 (NRSV)
Oh, Tara, you’ve set such a lovely mood of faith, devotion, and adoration of the Father here…I hardly know what to say, except thank you for this oasis.
Such a peaceful post. I love the dandelion metaphor, Tara. It’s wonderful to bless one another with our words in the Five Minute Friday community. From your neighbor #16 at #fmf.
Thank You and yes it is.
I agree with Sarah, your words speak peace. Lovely.
Very nice! Watching God’s creation is truly inspiring if we take the time in our busy schedule.
What a beautiful word picture, Tara! I missed the sunrises and sunsets this summer when I was in Alaska–until I didn’t see one for seven weeks, I didn’t realize how important that moment of beauty both morning and evening were to bookend my day with God’s grace.
This is beautiful, Tara. I definitely find God’s creation inspiring too, and I love how we can inspire one another with our words.
Thanks and me too!
You have a great way of painting the picture before you with words! That’s beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Friday to you! (Stopping by from FMF)
Peace like a river tending our souls – your words!
It looks like you’re words have blown across the country in that puff of wind carrying with them the love, heart and soul of those who wrote them. 🙂
It’s me Tara 🙂 Still trying to get these WP accounts figured out, ugh!
Awww thank you. You’re so sweet friend!
I am endlessly fascinated by Jesus being the Word who gave us the words of Scripture via the pens of frail human beings. There’s a sacred mystery to all of that which none of us can quite understand. The Word and the words. Lovely.
Me too! And thank you!
I love the picture you painted with your words this week. I love how you give praise and honor to the Giver of all good gifts including our words, the Word made flesh. I hope you have a lovely weekend! Jolene
Thank You! Hope you had a lovely weekend too!
Nice – thank you for sharing this.
Tara, this is so beautiful! You have woven your words in such a way to paint a lovely picture of how we all encourage and inspire each other. I love it!
Love the dandelion metaphor … we are farmers and dandelions are very important to the bee population. From FMF#66.
nice one—again! so interesting that almost everyone finds inspiration in God’s natural creation; thanks for visiting my FMF—hugs!
Hugs to you too friend!
This, sweet friend, is all kinds of gorgeousness! Really. Just ALL kinds! xoxo
Awww thanks! xoxo