Every happening great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us . . . and the art of life is to get the message.
Friday, 21 October 2011
Five Minute Friday "Beyond"
Most Fridays, I try to link up with the Gypsy Mama for this fun writing challenge.
Write for just 5 minutes on the provided prompt . . . this week "Beyond".
It should be just writing, no editing or backtracking.
Then link up with the others at Lisa-Jo's and share some love (comments)
Nearly 250 years ago, my paternal ancestors left Switzerland for Germany in an attempt to flee religious persecution. These Anabaptist forebears eventually fled Germany for the same reason. Faced with uncertainty they chose to look beyond the continent of Europe and found themselves in America in it's infancy. Many hardships they faced in order to make a new life where they could worship freely their creator, their God.
One hundred years ago, my maternal great-grandparents left Arkansas with their little daughters, heading for Canada. Her family had been settled there for 5 genereations already. And yet there was something beyond the Ozarks that beckoned them, calling them to come.
My 3X great-grandparents, David Benjamin & Freelove Taylor, Searcy County Arkansas
Eventually these two families joined to become my family. A family I dearly love. But I have been called to another family, beyond the natural, beyond the earthly. Called to the kingdom of love, where my true Father looked beyond my sin, my failures and saw treasure . . . something worth acquiring at great cost.
When I was beyond hope . . . helpless and in despair, He came and rescued me. Gave me life and love and hope for a future beyond my wildest dreams.