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Lost-Five Minute Friday

I am participating in Lisa-Jo Baker’s 5 Minute Friday, where you write for 5 minutes unedited. Whatever comes out is what gets posted!

Today’s word is lost.

I can’t help but think of the lyrics: “I once was lost but now I am found, was blind but now I see” from Amazing Grace.  That is immediately what I think of.

God loves to find things. Do you remember the parable of the lost coin?  The woman searched for it and rejoiced over finding her one lost coin. I also think of the story of the prodigal son who lost his way…but found his way back home to his loving father.

Lord, find me when I lose my way. Sometimes I don’t know how to find my way back to you. I lose my step and I stumble. Please catch me.  In your precious name Jesus I pray, Amen.


See Luke 15 for God’s thoughts on lost things: The parable of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son.




I am participating in 5 minute Fridays

Your hands hold me.

It is the only thing that keeps me safe

I am frazzled, anxious.

I forget that you hold me.

I try and I try and think that I can succeed.  I forget Your love.  That I need to stop doing, and start being.

God I wish I could see your hands.  I forget about you. It is faith and not by sight.

I think I can do everything myself.  Control every little bit in my life.

And then I stumble.  But you hand holds me, securely.  I forget that you are the Faithful One.  I am the faithless one.   The absence of my faith doesn’t matter,  because you are holding me, never releasing.  When I think I will free fall, you are there to catch me.  I cannot go anywhere, be anywhere, without you there.  I want to remember that you are holding me.

Strong.  Powerful. Tender.  Your Hands.