On Fridays, I join up with Lisa-Jo Baker and her 5 Minute Friday prompt.
Hundreds of us write for five minutes flat-no editing, no over thinking and no backtracking.
And, because I’m being honest, try as a may, I tend to write longer than five minutes. Forgive this little perfectionist heart.
Today’s Topic: RED
I was hanging his new, clean and red uniform shirts on their hangers.
It was Saturday. Laundry day.
Everything was red; red shirts, red vest, red sweater, red and navy striped tie.
It was all new for his new school.
His red shirt embroidered with the Lion logo.
I love Aslan in the Chronicles of Narnia. We read the series together last summer and many times I choked the words out through tears.
And, now that we’ve watched the Narnia movies, God’s voice in my head always sounds like Liam Neeson.
I thought of his favorite song on Christian radio that he sings along with while he plays his Nintendo DS.
My God’s not dead
He’s surely alive
He’s living on the inside
Roaring like a lion.
And, the verse in I Peter 5:8 (The Voice)
Your enemy the devil is prowling around outside like a roaring lion, just waiting and hoping for the chance to devour someone.
That enemy, I see him.
I see where he gets the footholds in our lives. And, I feel powerless to stop him.
In the midst of my wandering mind and task of laundry, a voice throws me off my routine and pulls me out of the trance.
Mama, is life hard for you?
It’s not a question I expect from a seven year old boy. Yet, this seven year old boy, is a life saver. A tender-hearted and observant kid who brings me back to real purpose.
The answer is yes. Life is hard for me and for many of us.
Isn’t it, Warriors?
Setting the red down, I take a deep breath, kneel and look him right in the eyes.
Life can be hard sometimes, but you’re always worth it.
Isn’t that what God tells us? We are worth it.
We are worthy, so worthy that the Lion of Judah suffered a challenging life and an even harder death so that we might have life everlasting.
A good life. A perfect life. A restored life.
Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals. Revelation 5:5
You, my Warrior friends, are worth it.