Friday, August 1, 2014

5 Minute Friday...

5 Minute Friday...where a gang of writers write for 5 minutes on a word prompt.  No editing, no backtracking...just writing.

Today's prompt:  BEGIN


Jesus was a prophet without honor in his home town.  He began teaching and they were amazed, yet they were offended.

This was someone they knew.  They knew his family.  When, where and how did he know these things?

They were used to seeing him around town.

He was familiar.

They were comfortable in the ordinary.  

They did not see that he was the Son of God.

That He was special.

That He was extraordinary.

That He WAS who he was.

They missed it, because it was before them all time.  All along it was there.

How many times do I miss the miracle of Jesus in my ordinary, everyday, run of the mill life?

I suspect quite often.

Jesus, help to open my eyes and BEGIN to see your work
 in the ordinary, everyday happenings.  
May I BEGIN to recognize that these 
things are truly the work of your hands.

Do you miss His hand in the ordinary events?

I got interrupted in the middle of writing, literally in the middle of the 5 minutes.  My thoughts were disjointed after that and it is taking all I have to push the publish button.

Read other 5 Minute Friday posts on BEGIN here.



  1. You have written a very inspiring post. The small "miracles" can be missed, our eyes closed to all the ways in which He manifests Himself in our lives.
    Thank you for reminding me of this.

  2. I forgot to mention I came to your post through #fmf!

  3. Ah, the joys of trying to write for five minutes! My five minutes seldom goes uninterrupted--but that's the beauty of this community. God uses our words to bless each other whether they're wholly formed or not. I'll be looking for the ways that God's hand is in my life today!

  4. thank you for pushing publish friend. I know its hard to leave something unedited and what you might feel is unfinished...but we write is grace dear one. You are LOVED. (janel)

  5. Oh, Mary, you HAVE to read Home Behind the Sun by Tim Willard. This is the point of the book and it is so beautifully written. I think it has helped open my eyes to God's brilliance all around me. Well done, even if you were interrupted. :)

  6. Great work for 5 minutes, Mary! I know it's true that I'm often blind to what Jesus is doing all around me--and even in me. May I begin to see more too. Have a great weekend, friend.

  7. I do miss Him in my ordinary, day to day. Praying with you, that He would open my eyes to see Him. Blessings!