Linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker and friends for Five Minute Friday (http://lisajobaker.com/five-minute-friday/ ). Five Minute Friday is an invitation by Lisa-Jo “to throw caution to the wind and just write without worrying if it’s just right” and then share what you wrote. Today’s prompt is “Lost.”
Years ago I watched a documentary about the “Lost boys of Sudan.” It was narrated by Tom Brokaw, I believe, and told the stories of thousands of boys who were orphaned or misplaced.
I will never forget the words of one young man; he appeared to be about 14 or 15 years old. I cannot remember what Tom Brokaw asked him but I will never forget his response, “I may have been lost to others but I was never lost to God. He always knew where I was.” Even now, the memory of his words brings tears to my eyes.
How astonishing. How deeply moving. A young man who had no family members near, knew deep in his spirit, that God had not lost track of him. What a lesson that I want ingrained, stamped in my spirit. He always knows where I am. I am never lost to him. “He knows the way that I take,” Job said. David also stated, “He knows when I sit and when I rise.” Thank you, Father.