Five Minute Friday: See

Five Minute Friday

No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation.

Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

5 mins of writing on a set topic.

I’ve decided that if I ever wanted to do more writing….and to really get serious about it then I need to be able to just write. Simply write. So I’m going to join some friends linking up at Lisa-Jo’s blog and we shall see what fun ensues…..

So here goes….



At the moment everything I see is new.  New beaches, new roads, new shopping centres, new churches, new people, new new new.  New brands of food, new names for things, new customs, new new new.

It can be overwhelming.  I feel like my senses are on high alert.

And I’m in a first world nation.

Ohh how my heart grieves and how I admire those who God has called to serve in developing nations.  The poorest of the poor.  The sickest of the sick.  Culture shock?  I’ve got nothing on those who daily sidestep around disease, who face the very real threat of martyrdom, who are called to be the face and hands of Jesus to the most depraved of us all.

Such things these people must see.

Such things these people must hear.

Such things these people must feel.

Lord help us to remember those who are working for you in the most unpleasant places.  Who are serving you in the real combat zones.  Help us to encourage them, to pray circles of protection over them and to bless them mightily. Help us to partner with them, help us to shoulder some of their burdens.  Amen.



6 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: See

  1. so beautiful. makes me think of two of my friends who have stepped out and are serving in very radical challenging developing/3rd world nations. and how beautiful their attitudes are. everything is an adventure and you can see how God has fashioned them for such a time and such a place as that. and i think of you, because whatever culture it is its still new and overwelming and adjusting and transitioning. my friends have taught me that the WHO they connect with makes the WHERE totally possible and home. praying more HOME and WHO for you lovely friend! whats the weirdest thing you’ve seen so far?

  2. Dear Fiona
    Yes, we need to show them special love, but I think it is sometimes harder to love those who are so very rich and who seem untouchable through human eyes. They are often the most lonely people and in dire need of unconditional love.
    Blessings XX

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