Hey there!

It’s time for another round of Five Minute Friday!

If you’re new, welcome! We’re passing the chocolate … 😉

We’re the crew who set a timer for five minutes and type furiously every week — and we’d *love* to have you join us!

Learn more about Five Minute Friday here.

By the way, we’re getting SUPER CLOSE to having news to share about the next Five Minute Friday RETREAT!

Who’s excited?!

 

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Hopefully by next week I’ll be able to spill the beans with a date and a venue announcement.

Can’t wait!

 

This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is:

 

safe

 

Ready? Setting my timer for five minutes, and … GO.

 

As I thought about the word, SAFE, this week, a certain quote kept coming to mind.

Do you know this one, from C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe?

“Aslan is a lion — the Lion, the great Lion.”

“Ooh,” said Susan. “I thought he was a man. Is he — quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion.”

“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver. “Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”

I think about current affairs and the tense political climate and the hoards of people around the globe living in fear day in and day out. I look around my house and realize it’s been a while since I have felt unsafe. In fact, I wonder how many middle class Americans in suburbia have ever felt unsafe.

And have I ever really considered God to be unsafe? Am I too comfortable in His presence? Not reverent enough?

What does it mean to fear Him and hide in Him at the same time?

 

STOP.

 

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. ~ Psalm 18:2

 

 

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,
    for in you my soul takes refuge;
in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,
    till the storms of destruction pass by.
 I cry out to God Most High,
    to God who fulfills his purpose for me. ~ Psalm 57:1-2

 

Now it’s your turn! Share your own five minutes of free writing below, then leave a comment on the blog linked up before yours. And don’t forget to have fun!

 

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