Five Minute Friday: Prepare

Joining Kate Motaung and a community of writers for Five Minute Friday. The prompt is, “Prepare”

What are you preparing for this Christmas season

As others deck their halls

And light up their trees

As they shop for presents

And look forward to time with loved ones?

What are you preparing for this Christmas season

As the Salvation Army bell ringers say cheerful “Merry Christmas”

And offer opportunities to share, to give to the needy

As gifts are wrapped and cards are addressed and mailed?

What are you preparing for this Christmas season?

The familiar ache of loneliness?

The pain of the anniversary of the death of a loved one

A marriage

A dream?

Whatever hard thing you are preparing yourself for the best you know how

Know this

The God of all comfort has also made preparation for you

There is a Balm in Gilead

He is near to the broken hearted and heals those who are crushed in spirit

He keeps your tears

He has numbered the hairs on your head

He knows you are hurting more than you can describe or even believe you can bear

He is ever present and calls you to the shelter of His arms

The healing virtue of His presence

He is with you always and will walk you through this season as He has every other


NB: Scripture links added after 5 minutes were up.
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13 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Prepare

  1. You touched on almost everything that different people could be experiencing this season. It is certainly not a joyous time for everyone. Thank you for your compassion and sensitivity to that. Thank you for reminding us someone cares.

  2. That is a beautiful post about how God is always with us, and He knows of what we are made. Visiting from FMF. Blessings!

  3. I love how you don’t just talk about all the special preparations for Christmas, but you also think about those who are hurt and suffering. I’m so glad Jesus is with us through the good times and the hard times. He will never leave us alone.

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