It’s time for Five Minute Fridays with Lisa-Jo Baker at www.lisajobaker.com, when we write for five minutes (more or less) on a one-word prompt that she gives us. No planning, no editing, no stress; just words.
This week’s word: Broken
He didn’t have a chance really.
A divorce early on, a father who left.
A mother forced to work way too much, and siblings who despised him.
He was broken almost from the beginning.
She didn’t have a chance really.
Used and abused by those who are supposed to nurture.
Sold at a price way too cheap for a soul.
Years of love poured out, yet not strong enough to overcome.
She was broken almost from the beginning.
They didn’t have a chance really.
Two broken souls finding solace in one another’s embrace.
Trying to do what’s right for all the wrong reasons.
Saying “I do’s” with no foundation to build on.
A marriage broken almost from the beginning.
It didn’t have a chance really.
Knit together in its mother’s womb.
Ensconced in warm liquid.
A single choice made.
Its life broken even before the beginning.
Broken is everywhere.
Need is everywhere.
Despair is everywhere.
Pain is everywhere.
Grief is everywhere.
Evil is everywhere.
But what they don’t yet understand: God is everywhere.
And what they need to hear: they,
they are broken, but not destroyed.
He gave them a chance.
Born in a stable, despised and rejected.
Trading Kingly rights for human weakness,
He became the need,
He became the despair,
He became the pain,
He became the grief,
He became the evil.
His body broken and poured out.
By His wounds they are healed.
Go tell the Broken,
That they may receive Life.
*Disclaimer: I’ve received so many lovely comments from visitors about the ability to write this in just five minutes. However, this week’s post took more than five minutes total. The first half literally poured out, but I struggled with the ending. It was just so dark and so hopeless that I felt overwhelmed by burden for the people I thought of as I typed out the words. So, I took a break to talk to the Lord and came back to it after He reminded me that He was broken, too, and for that reason alone, the darkness isn’t the end of the story! I broke the five minute friday time-limit rules, but I kept them in spirit. Yes, there is grace for five-minute-friday writers, too. 🙂
If you’ve never tried your hand at a Five Minute Friday, why not start now? This week we’re linking up at Lisa-Jo’s facebook page because yesterday her blog was Broken. 😉 https://www.facebook.com/lisajobaker