I am joining Lisa-Jo Baker’s “Five Minute Friday” where she hosts small writing prompts each week and just encourages people to write. Write about that week’s prompt but without worry to style, grammar, misspellings, etc for only 5 minutes. This week’s prompt is “Lost” (you can join to) – start the timer.
The thing that comes to mind when I think of the word “lost” is that I was once lost – far from believing there was any love and hope for me. I didn’t believe that people would miss me if I fell off the planet. My flesh still struggles with these feelings every once in a while… I certainly didn’t believe that anyone would come after me, searching for me, wanting me.
And then I realized that Someone was chasing after me. Someone did want me. He loved me more than I could ever fathom and He wanted to show me a life that was so unlike my past. He wanted to shower me with grace and with mercy and He made sure I was rescued.
He made sure I knew that, in fact, I was loved. I was no longer lost.
My past gives me insight into the confusion, anger and hurt others feel when they are far from God. My story also gives me passion for seeing others find freedom in being found.