Five Minute Friday

I’ve recently joined a group called Five Minute Friday (@5minutefriday), where we’re sent a one word writing prompt.The idea is to write for 5 minutes — little editing. It makes us write (and I definitely need that!). Today the prompt is “loved”. So, here’s my  unedited, stream-of-conciousness writing about “loved.” Thanks for indulging me!Loved

This is an interesting topic. I believe it’s human nature that we all desire to be loved, cared for, and cherished. So many words go along with “loved.” It’s the basic of human emotion.

It’s a lonely world if we aren’t loved. The world can be gritty, painful, and just plain tough. People hurt us, intentionally or not, they will hurt us. That’s when we need to remember that we are ALWAYS loved, by the one who saved us, Jesus Christ.

When we’re alone, we’re not really alone. He is there.

When we’re sad, He cries with us.

When we hurt, He soothes us.

When we’re happy, He shares our joy.

To be truly loved is to love unconditionally. It’s something that we sometimes struggle to do. However, God never fails us with HIS love. We continue to be loved no matter what because we are HIS. And guess what? That is enough. It’s all we need. To be loved by Him.

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  1. “When we’re sad, he cries with us.” – yes.

    Facing pancreatic cancer, I’m losing a lot every week, it seems…and the thought that Jesus weeps with me, in a fallen world in which cancer HAS to exist as an extension of the requirement for free will – is immensely comforting.

    Far more than the ‘if you had enough faith you’d be healed’ nonsense that I often hear!

    #1 at FMF this week.

    https://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2018/08/your-dying-spouse-506-play-man-fmf.html

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read the post, Andrew. I’m a 2-time cancer survivor, so I can empathize somewhat with you. As every case is different, I can never know completely what you’re going through. However, God remains in our journey and I pray you feel His presence through your journey. God bless.

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