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.
Little girl, lost and afraid.
Growing up surrounded by love, yet feeling alone.
Young woman, scared and confused.
They never loved me for me.
They only wanted what I had to give.
Running, running, hiding, wanting to fade into black.
Yet this light that shone in the darkness, I could almost see beauty within.
There is beauty made with the dripping of blood.
A life given for me. He would have done it all just for me.
I cannot comprehend this sacrifice.
Why one so pure, so holy would give Himself a ransom for me,
One so tarnished, bruised, broken and stained.
Yet He came, and He washed my sin away.
He took my nakedness and shame, and nailed it to the cross,
His blood dripping red with a love so pure.
And I am made white as snow.
Darkness has faded. The light has come.
This crimson love has come for me.
I am finally free!