This morning through a blog I regularly read, I discovered something another blogger does called Five Minute Friday. She dares readers and fellow writers to “just write and not worry if it’s just right or not.” Today, I took up the challenge… to write for five minutes, without really thinking about whether it was “right” and today the topic was ‘on distance.’
HERE I GO:
First thoughts of distance land somewhere between this place called Buffalo and "that place like home," Kansas. I think about my parents, my sister and brother-in-law, my grandmother, my other relatives all joining this weekend to celebrate… my niece.
Oh pictures are great to make the distance seem shorter but I joyfully anticipate that day, a few weeks from now, time-distance, when I will step off a plane in "that place like home" and see that beautiful creation for the first time.
What long distances she’s already traveled, no not far in the sense of miles, but rather, heart-distance… the distance from God’s heart to her mothers womb, and now from womb to world. God’s heart crafted her, unique, beautiful, special, just for the purpose to love her and to place other people around her to love on her and for her to love back.
And when I think about this holy week approaching, so near. I think about the distance of another of God’s children, his biological son. Unlike the adopted daughter I just spoke of, this Son when the ULTIMATE-distance… giving up the highest of highest to be born in lowest of lows. To travel the amazing distance from stable to cross, from Bethlehem to Calvary… a distance most of us can’t imagine going, but the one that defined his sole purpose in existance. He went the distance so we could be near to that one that created and loved and redeems.
That was fun. This may become a regular Friday occurrence for me. We’ll see. 🙂
Blessings on whatever distance you may travel today.