Friday, April 11, 2014
Five Minute Friday - Paint
Yes, yes, yes!
It is another week of 5 Minute Friday time. It is time to share with writers from all over. A time to encourage and a time to embrace just letting go and writing. This is my third go round on Five Minute Friday and I must say I simply love Lisa-Jo and all the wonderful writers that have shared their world in words. There is still time to join in, and you can learn all about it by heading...right...here.
In the meantime, today's prompt is
My life, my palette, God's design.
My birth, my soul, a snowy white. So much space to do many, many things, the possibilities literally endless, but a special plan still painted on my heart. A blue print of God's design. One He knew, and He birthed long before even placing me in the protection of my mother's womb.
My teen years, a kaleidoscope of gleaming oranges, purples, pinks, neon yellows, and a brilliant turquoise, my signature color of course. Each color reflecting joys and excitement. Reality was there in the shadows. Sometimes it was a mossy green or even a deep gray shadow, but my light, God's light in me, kept more beautiful colors my way.
Late teens and early twenties, my colors were a blaze of firey reds, shocking blues, brilliant fuchsia (and that was just my hair) and also rich ebony. There was a darkness there that followed me for a time, enveloped me. A time that I tried to find my own plans and my own solutions, and found instead hurt, fear, sorrow, betrayal and loss. Deep pain caused a more violent red color to seep into my day and my skin. The beauty is...God does not forget and God does heal. He still has a plan.
His patience a soft warm yellow. I feel it deep in my soul. The need to let go and give to the Lord all the reds, the grays, the darkness and let Him be the light.
It happened. His light. It melted the colors and softened the angles. God's love brought all the painted colors of the joys, sorrows, victories and pain into a perfect focus. A perfect picture of his unfailing love. My slashes and splashes were all apart of God's masterpiece. All together a lesson to be learned and a vision to be shared.
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