Linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker and friends for Five Minute Friday. The prompt is “Messenger.”
“Messenger.” Someone who delivers messages.
We have seen them or at least media images of them on bicycles, seemingly risking life and limb, darting between vehicles on busy city streets, carrying cross shoulder bags, that are functional for them, but a fashion statement for others. They, I imagine, have a deadline for delivering the messages entrusted to them and likely have consequences or rewards depending on how successful, or not, they are in completing the task.
There are also heavenly messengers, angels who do His bidding. Gabriel. Michael. They brought “good tidings of great joy.”
Many of their messages seem to being with, “Fear not,” and rightly so for which human being would not be strongly given to shaky knees and increased heart rates at the sight of one of these heavenly beings. (Stop).
The thing is, we are also messengers, entrusted with taking the message of salvation and hope to those around us, with our words and also with our lives.
Confession: What I wrote in five minutes ended at Stop and then I added the last line that was in my head. 🙂