Today’s word prompt is…
From the moment we are born, we long to connect.
Out of the womb we cry for the mother who carried us to to be nurtured and held by.
As a toddler, we crave learning and delight in following the footsteps of our parents.
As a teenager, we long to be known and accepted into wider communities.
As adults, we desire to make meaningful and lasting connections with those around us.
I haven’t always found it easy to connect with others. When I was younger, I was a very social person, the life of the party others often said about me. Connecting came easy to me and I had many friends. Yet as I’ve gotten older, it seems that connecting is much harder. Perhaps it’s because there are so many other things fighting for my attention. Yet, deep down in my soul, I long to connect.
To touch the arm of my husband with a simple look of understanding.
To speak the love language of my children so that they will not doubt my love for them.
To laugh and cry with girlfriends far and wide so that they will know they are not alone.
But most of all, I long to connect with my Father in heaven. Although He has brought me many meaningful relationships, all pale in comparison to Him.
To touch the heart of God in order to understand His ways.
To speak the Word of God so that others will understand His love.
To spread the joy of God so that others will know there is hope.
How about you my friend, how are you making meaningful connections with God and others in your life? Come join us at the Five Minute Friday community.