On Fridays around these parts we stop, drop, and write.
For fun, for love of the sound of words, for play, for delight, for joy and celebration at the art of communication.
For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.
Won’t you join us?
Here are the rules:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link backhere and invite others to join in.
3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!
OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:
Today’s prompt is: Light
“Every secret, every shame
Every fear, every pain
Live inside the dark
But that’s not who we are
We are children of the day”- Kari Jobe, “We Are”
This week our church is performing an Easter drama called “The Savior and the Scarlet Thread.” Our congregation has been known in the past for these dramas and folks used to come from all over to view them. My own husband received Christ during the drama in 2003, on among many. We moved to a new location several years ago and haven’t done a drama in six years. We thought this would be a building year.
A year of small sets and little dialogue.
A year of small crowds and a little buzz.
A year of well-known songs and a revamped script used in years past.
But God had other plans….
The set is stunning…our set design team turned our multi-purpose room (we meet in a gymna-audi-cafetorium) into first century Jerusalem.
The story is told completely through the dialogue of our actors with very little pre-recorded narration. They cover huge parts of the Old Testament, the Nativity, the three kings AND the ministry, death, burial, resurrection and ascension of Jesus in under two hours. I am amazed.
We have “sold out” (tickets are free) every performance….over 5,000 tickets! Last night there were nearly 700 people in attendance. People are coming from all over to view this drama.
I am stunned by the work God has done through our church and IN our church during this time of preparation! I am honored to be a part of Jesus’ story and be a part of sharing His light with the world in this way that uses a skill set in me that I don’t get to put to use nearly enough. I am blessed by this very real physical reminder that this is my “job” here on earth….my great commission.
To be the light….To push back the darkness and death of this world with the message that there is truth and light and LIFE only in Christ Jesus.
I read once (I can’t remember where, but the man who wrote it got up in my kitchen!) that we are not meant to reflect Christ’s light like a mirror, for in reflection the mirror is not changed by the light…it merely bounces off and shines on others. We are meant to refract the light like a prism. The light then enters into the prism and is reflected out in a way that is unique to each individual prism. In a way that is personal and beautiful and relate-able.
Lord make me your prism today….let me refract your Light. Permeate my soul and everything I do, so that your spirit overflows on all around me. Let me be your light today.
“We are the light, we are the light, we are the light. So let your light shine brighter.”
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:14-16