Writing Every Day for Thirty-One Days
Encountering Abba’s Heart
Day 20: Temporary
Little girl laid in bed thinking about her life. She thought about Abba and then she thought back on all the parents and sisters and brothers who had temporarily been in her life before.
Little girl knew this was different. She knew something had changed forever this time. She had been through “transitions” and placements before, sometimes with promises made that were never kept, but this time it was different.
Abba was different. Everything he ever said was truthful and accurate. Every word he spoke was trustworthy and he followed it up with action.
Abba didn’t simply have good intentions. He did what was right and good and true. He was selfless. He gave his all for little girl. He gave his all for his family. His door was always open.
Abba was unique. Little girl’s heart overflowed with love for him as she pondered the beautiful gifts Abba had given her. He loved her in word and deed. He always did what he said he would do.
Abba had been so faithful to little girl and to all his children. He embodied what the best of fathers and the best of mothers only hoped to be.
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Joining the 31 Day online writing challenge
I am joining with Lisa Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.
Today’s prompt is:
When I honestly think about the concept of truth today, in light of life experience, I get a little frustrated. I have always loved the concept of truth and believed truth was simple, straightforward and beyond reproach. As life goes on and gets a little more complicated, truth seems to become less static than it used to be. The black and whiteness of my vision seems less and less helpful, needful or desired. When do you compromise on what you believe to be true, and when do you hold on with a grip fierce enough to withstand the disagreements and arguments? Maybe there will not be solid answers to cling to regarding this. I wish there were. I wish there was a list for every type of instance. I guess the Torah is the closest, but it still takes discernment and ears to hear G-d’s voice moment by moment. The daily walk with G-d where there is still no guarantee except that You are good, You are one and You are the living truth I long for.