Friday, June 8, 2018

Fly me away ...


And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest. Psalm 55:6

This journey Home is long and rough. Along the way, we get tired.

T.I.R.E.D., I tell you.

We long for rest. Instead of being a traveler, an alien passing through this world on the way to the next, we sometimes just wish we could fly away.




I can certainly relate to these feelings. The endless chores and responsibilities of Wife, Motherhood, MiMi-hood, homemaker, writer, administrative assistant and church leader sometimes feel like too much weight to carry.

Especially, when all you hear on social media is negative, which adds to the mental load one carries. How terrible those on the political right are, the left, and all those citizens stuck in between! Doom and gloom everywhere you look

Oh, it seems like sin is running rampant through this world and all I want to do is escape.

Fly me away!

However, there are bright spots to be found.  I loved receiving Lesley Leyland Field’s blogpost this week, 10 Ways the World is Getting Better. I read it out of curiosity because my first thought was, “What planet is SHE living on?”

The truth is, where sin is rampant, grace can shine just that much brighter.

God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. Romans 5:20 NLT

STOP (The end of Five Minute Friday writing ... but as usual, I have a few more words.)




We believers are the light of the world. The darker it gets … the more we can shine.

Instead of flying away, stay and shine.

~

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6 comments:

Sandi said...

"Especially, when all you hear on social media is negative..."

So true. But most of it is lies and propaganda anyway.

I am going to click on your friend's article. I'm curious! Ten ways??

Lisa said...

I love that you shared a positive post to offset all the negative we are bombarded with daily. Thank you for not just talking about being positive, but putting your words to action! I like your perspective!

Thank you,
~Lisa

Wendy L. Macdonald said...

Hi Jerralea, I love how you shared what so many of us are feeling and then you pointed us to grace. Amen for grace. Now I'm going to click on your friend's link because I also wondered what planet she lives on. :)
Blessings ~ Wendy

Mary said...

I love that you are part of the Five Minute Friday community. It is one of my favorites. Glad to have you at #TellHisStory.

Susanne said...

Where sin is grace abounds more. I do need to really remember that on a daily basis.

ellen b. said...

Shine on!