Five Minute Friday: Last

It’s Friday.  Where hundreds of writers come together every week over at the lovely Lisa-Jo Baker’s blog to spend five minutes writing about one thing.  One word.  No hyper-editing.  No getting in your own way.  Just writing, flat out.  The most important rule: encourage the writer who linked up before you.  Won’t you join us?

Today’s prompt:  Last


We live in an ever-changing world.  Many things do not last.  Yesterday’s technology is today’s garbage, text messages and tweets often precede face to face conversation, and a game of candy crush saga is more important to some than engaging with the people surrounding them.  Often, I feel as though I’m simply trying to grasp on to something that is just out of my reach.  To taste the real.

One of my greatest desires for my sons is to raise them with a faith that will last.  A love for God which will stand the test of time.  Despite all the questions, the hardships, the days when they just don’t want to get out of bed in the morning and they wonder why they took that job, they days when it seems easier just to blend with the crowd than make a stand for what they know is honorable, true and worthy.

I want them to come to me openly with their questions and to understand that it’s okay not to have all the answers.  That it’s okay to ask God about the uncertainties that are deep in their heart and that on this side of eternity, we will never be completely and wholly fulfilled.

But God, in all his infinite goodness and unending love, he is answer that will last when everything else comes to an end.  When nature shifts in the shadows and the seasons change from one to the next, He remains unchanged, forever.


Five Minute Friday


6 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Last

  1. A faith that will last – that is the most important thing I can give my sons – to plant those seeds good and deep so that when the challenges come, they can withstand it:) What a beautiful mother-heart you have!


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