Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.
It is the dream of every little girl to find the one who will love, honor and cherish her forever. But what happens to that little girl when love is taken, and there is no honor, and to be cherished is but a dream?
Love can be cruel when self-imposed. There can be no honor among that which is taken from you.
How can anyone every cherish me now?
But there is One who promises to cherish me far above any other lover, forever. He promises to take this broken soul, this wounded heart and hold it in His hands until His strength becomes my strength. He promises to take the shattered pieces of my heart and put them back together again.
Learning to love again has been hard. Still so many “what ifs” and past regret. But I am learning to look forward. I am learning to embrace love again.
I can hear Him whisper to this weary soul:
Come to Me, My daughter. Lift your eyes and lock onto My gaze. For You will once again find Your worth, for all that You are is found in Me. You will once again find true love, for I am love. You will once again be honored, no longer a woman scorned. I promise to give you all of Me, freely, no strings attached. I promise that in Me you will be forever cherished.
What are your thoughts on the word “cherished”? I would love to know.