The rules for Five Minute Friday at Lisa-Jo's are:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
And the Five Minute Friday prompt for this week is : Bare
Now that is a word I want to run from. No passing 'GO' just run in the opposite direction and hide in 'Jail'.
It is not comfortable being bare, exposed.
It seems ironic seeing that word after just having returned from an indoor water park. A place where you see bare ~ some exposed more than others, I guess, depending on how comfortable you are being bare, exposed.
We returned home early because of a storm forecasted. Don't storms always make us run home?
This morning, I look out and see that all that was bare yesterday has now been covered with a white blanket.
And I read, just this very morning of the beginning ~ about that man and his wife created and they were very good and they were naked and not ashamed. But, when they chose evil, they hid from the very Presence of the One who had created them.
They were ashamed to be naked.
And that is where amazing Grace steps in. God graciously covered them with skins and clothed them.
But, blood had to spill for them to be covered.
It is a shameful place, to be exposed, naked, but that is the place that grace does it's work.