Friday, December 16, 2011

5 Minute Friday: Connected

                "Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking."
Joining for the first time today - here I go!


Experiences connect us. 

Time driving around in police cars. Seeing the very worst of people. But gaining an understanding of what their lives look like. How little choice they often have. Gaining compassion in abundance. 

Going through life with friends. Being challenged. And changed. Together. Bonded close.

Living in a country where poverty abounds. Food doesn't. Where I saw yesterday a man who actually looked like he was dead. Seriously. I don't know how he was still living. I'm connected to that man because I can't erase his image.

Connection happens because these experiences, these people have changed me. 

God uses them so I see people as He sees them. He chooses to connect them to me, because of the way he is already linked to them. 

More connections. Creation. Sin. Death. Love. Cross. Life.

A babe who came to show us the way. Connected us forever with his Father. 

For eternity.



  1. Beautiful. What ways we find ourselves connected to those who we think on the surface, perhaps a connection would be impossible, and then, this- connection to a stranger, an image that won't leave... thank you for this today. God bless you and your family as you serve Him.

  2. This is much here..."I am connected to him because I can't erase his image...seeing the world through His eyes...
    Blessings as you serve the ones He loves...

  3. Well Miz Pauline, for your first time here you certainly got the hang of it!
    Love the post. Praying for the man who looked like he was dead. Poverty kills me - there is just no room for it in our society - no matter how bad the economy.
    Welcome to the fray of 5-Minute Fridays! So glad I got to meet you this morning.
    In His Love,

  4. I'm so thankful for a Savior who connects us to His Father!

    Poignant words. Connected to a man of suffering because his image cannot be erased. That is powerful.

    Beautiful post.