Linking up once again with the lovely Lisa-Jo Baker for Five-Minute Friday.  The challenge is to write for five minutes, unedited on the word of the week.

This week’s prompt is:



It’s that word that sits in the hollow pit of an empty stomach, longing to be filled.  Its appetite is unmatched, and packaged fare does not satisfy. 

It sits as a guest at a feast, surrounded by a colorful spread of delicacies, and still goes hungry.  It paces aisle after aisle of artificial choices and still walks to the parking lot empty-handed.

Then it meets its destroyer, and gets pulled in for the kill. 

The once empty pit gets filled with the Bread of Life. 


Not only the barren stomach, but the heart as well is filled –


.. and the hunger is remembered no more. 


“Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
    and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,
    and delight yourselves in rich food.”

~ Isaiah 55:2


Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life.

Whoever comes to me will never go hungry,

and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”   

~ John 6:35


“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.”

~ Matthew 5:6


Photo credit: Jarkko Laine