Friday, March 15, 2019

Place :: Five Minute Friday

It's been a while since I've joined the Five Minute Friday writer's in the FMF Link-up. It's a weekly link-up where we write for five minutes flat on a one-word prompt. This week's word has resonated with me so I'm joining in. 


Place


"Hold my place."

"It's not your place!"

"Whose place is it?"

"My place."

"My place in this world." 

 "A place in my heart."

"A place of worship."

"A place to belong."

"My favorite place to be."

"A place to call home." 

 "I go to prepare a place for you..."

"...but I can't be in two places at once." 

"Feeling out of place."

All familiar phrases ... how many times have I heard them? Or said the words?

We all long to find our place in this world. We long to belong. To have a place to call home...a place to come home to.  

Our true home is one where we are known, loved, accepted. Where we belong.  

So where do we belong?  Is it home? 
For some, home is a safe haven. A place to return. A place to just be.

For others, home is a place to escape from. Because deep in the core of their heart they know that their home is nothing but a dark shadow of what a true home should be. 

In place of being known, there is ignorance. 
In place of love, there is resentment. 
In place of acceptance, there is rejection. 

But there is hope. 
He reached down from heaven and rescued me: He drew me out of deep waters. He delivered me from my powerful enemies, from those who hated me and were too strong for me. They attacked me at a moment when I was weakest, but the LORD upheld me. He led me to a place of safety; He rescued me because He delights in me.   
~Psalm 18:16-19
This earthly home is only temporary...and yet even here you can experience home in its truest sense. For those who choose to accept the heart of Christ will find their home in Him. 

His grace provides a safe place. 

A place where we are known...truly known. A place where we are accepted just as we are. A place where we are loved so much that we are not left there...at the point of acceptance...but are led to realize the fullness of who we were created to be. A place to be. A place to belong. A place in this world and the one to come. 
And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. ~Jesus, John 14:3
That's a promise I can take hold of. A sure hope in the One who holds the future and the present. 










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4 comments:

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    blog. It's a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me
    to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out
    a developer to create your theme? Superb work!

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    1. Thank you. No I used a template and customized it. All the photos on the site are my own, unless otherwise stated. I hope you come back!
      blessings,

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  2. I really enjoyed this. We all need a place in Jesus.
    Your FMF neighbor.

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    1. Thank you, Suzette! I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit!
      Blessings!

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