Visit (and an extra-special guest post!)

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If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that Five Minute Friday has been a major part of my writing journey so far.  Today I am excited to be guest posting at the brand new Five Minute Friday site to share a little bit of my writing story and the part the Five Minute Friday community has played in that.

I would LOVE it if you’d come and visit me there!

That’s the post I really want you to read today.  As I try to come up with something else around the prompt word “visit” I’m struggling for words after the events in Manchester this week.

But then I discovered two passages in Luke’s Gospel that give me hope:

First, Zechariah’s prophecy in Luke 1:

“Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and redeemed his people.  He has sent us a mighty Saviour…  Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.”  (Luke 1:68-69, 78-79 NLT)

Then in Luke 7 as Jesus raises a widow’s son from the dead, the people’s declaration that “God has visited his people today.”  (Luke 7:16 NLT)

These words bring reassurance that light is stronger than darkness and Jesus is more powerful than death.

God, visit your people today.  Comfort those who mourn, shine light into the darkness, draw close to them in their grief and guide us to the path of peace.

Friends, I will be away this weekend and may have limited time and internet access, but I look forward to catching up on all your posts and comments on Sunday night.

Remember to check out the guest post here and the Five Minute Friday link up here.

 

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13 thoughts on “Visit (and an extra-special guest post!)

  1. “God, visit your people today. Comfort those who mourn, shine light into the darkness, draw close to them in their grief and guide us to the path of peace.”

    Amen! Amen! And amen, again.

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  2. Lesley, those two verses are a word in due season. Thanks for applying balm to our wounded hearts as we journey through this land we call earth. Oh how we need a comforting word like this today. Blessings to you!

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    1. Thanks for your prayers, Andrew. I’m in Scotland but it has affected us all and a lot of Scottish people were there . A Scottish girl was among those killed and her friend was seriously injured.

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