Lisa-Jo Baker has a blog that I love to read. She has this thing on Fridays – Five Minute Friday. You guessed it; write for five minutes straight. No editing. No re-do. She gives the topic and you just write. Then you link it up to her site, comment on the other link-er before you and boom-hundreds of bloggers are writing about the same subject on the same day.
Today’s Topic: Wide
The horizon goes on forever. The expanse further than I can see.
The ground is relatively flat here in Western Canada.
I’ve come to pay tribute to my grandfather.
There is a history, a heritage here that I never realized as a child. There is the loudest silence that has ever entered my ears.
I’m overwhelmed by the sky; it truly is huge and makes me feel small.
I get to the Lodge where we’ll stay and wander alone out to the fields. There really is nothing out here except the tall grass, the blue sky and the old rusted Ford truck.
The Lord meets me there.
His presence overwhelms me, and I know He is walking along with me.
I feel guilt, yet peace. I feel pain, but relief. I cry and find release.
And, I want to lay in the tall grass forever. I find rest here. He literally lead me to the still waters to restore my soul.
As wide as the expanse of the sky is, as long as the legacy of my family, His overwhelming love runs deep and runs wide.
I am renewed, refreshed and restored; if only for a moment.
But, I know, he’ll lead me back and use His creation to remind me again how deep and how wide is His love for me.
10 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – Wide”
Such beauty in your words today friend. How wonderful that He walks with us through everything. Thank you so much for sharing your heart. Blessings.
Beautiful. . . .
Oh girl, I’m staggered there aren’t any comments, because this was my favorite piece of writing this week by far. “There is a history, a heritage here that I never realized as a child. There is the loudest silence that has ever entered my ears.
I’m overwhelmed by the sky”
I feel like I can inhale peace just reading those sentences.
“And, I want to lay in the tall grass forever. I find rest here. He literally lead me to the still waters to restore my soul.” – yes yes yes, I’ve had those exact moments and wondered how strange I would look if I just lay down and hugged the earth of my people.
This is some beautiful writing. Thank you thank you for sharing it with us. It was like unwrapping a gift to read it.
warmest of wishes
So glad to have found you through FMF. (Congrats on being featured!) Your testimony, your story — I’m really speechless. Thank you for your courage and this beautiful, painful, redemptive piece. May Jesus hold and bless you and your family, Allison.
Beautiful words! Proud of you!
Congrats on being featured 🙂 You paint a lovely sense of place and peace with your writing. I love meeting God out in nature. Nice to meet you 🙂
Your writing is rhythmic and your ability to weave your emotion and insight into each sentence is masterful. I felt as if I was lying in the tall grass with you!
I can so relate. God meets me in nature where-ever I go. I loved how you looked up and saw how big the sky was and it made you feel small, and how the tall grass reminded you of God leading you through…
I used to live in Montana. The vastness of the sky was enough to bring me to my knees. So glad His creation met you there. Your writing makes me want to read more of the story.