31 Days of Five Minute Writes

Reasons to Praise: Day 14 – Away

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Away … as in absent from a place.

As in steal away, like the lovers in Song of Solomon, “Come away with me, my beloved.”

Or away … as the slaves who wanted to be free and the old Negro Spiritual “Steal away” which was about faith but also a code for running away.

Away … as in get away, as in thieves fleeing the scene of a crime.

Away – as in redeemed, cleansed.  As expressed in the old hymn, “There is a fountain filled with blood, Drawn from Immanuel’s veins, And sinners, plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains… Washed all my sins away.”

And Away … as in “Some glad morning when this life is o’er, I’ll fly away, To a home on God’s celestial shore, I’ll fly away.”

Away, as in absent from here, wherever here is and who has not desired this change?

This post is number 14 in the series “Reasons to Praise.” Joining Kate Motaung for 31 days of Five Minute Free Writes.

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