Happy New Year!
I know I’m a tad late, but life around my house has been anything but quiet. The combination of a cold/flu epidemic and the Seattle Snowpocalypse has left me feeling somewhat flat and completely exhausted.
Therefore, a Five Minute Friday with the GypsyMama is exactly what the doctor ordered! Five minutes of uninterrupted writing and no post-editing! Perfect!
Today’s theme is: Tender.
I’m slightly rusty, but some words were able to spill out of my brain…
There’s this space, between initial injury and total healing, where it still feels tender. That time where to look at the wound you’d see wholeness, but inside it’s not right.
Where caution is still required. To bump or touch it would cause pain; pain that frequently is unexpected. Because it’s not visible to the eye, there’s no constant reminder of hurt, you forget to be careful.
No longer are you cradling it, keeping it safe from the accidents of others. Rather you go about your normal life until the twinge of pain reminds you that all is not yet right.
Moments like this, soul moments like this, require us to turn again to Jesus. To ask ourselves how can this be healed more fully?
Sometimes there are infections to remove, people to address, hurts to forgive again. Usually, it just requires time and the soothing balm of the Holy Spirit.
In those days, hours even, where it can seem like you’ll never again be able to walk free or live with abandon…that’s when He comforts us and reminds us that all has been made new.
Just sometimes new can feel tender.
Don’t forget to take a moment to stop by at the GypsyMama’s place to check out what others had to say on today’s theme!
And hopefully I’ll see you back here next week. My goal is to post once a week from now on.