Webster's dictionary defines a token as an outward sign or expression; something given as a guarantee.
Psalm 86:17 reads:"Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, Lord, hast holpen me, and comforted me". (KJV)
"When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be.", is how the chorus goes from one of the old time hymns.
If you've turned on the news though, we don't have to listen more than five minutes to know we are so far from heaven. Heaven is anywhere, but here. So must we wait for that day to celebrate and "shout the victory"?
None of us knows how long that will be for any of us. For those of us who check out and can enter that new realm, what a cause for celebration, but for those of us left behind..........
It's where a bunch of us come together weekly to respond to a one word prompt. We just write for five minutes, unedited, uninterrupted. Then we post and comment on each other's work. Come join the fun!
Alone one man or woman can change it all for everyone
a legacy of hope or pain they may leave behind
Alone they are one, reaching, inviting, rallying
with others they become many
Jesus the Christ, Mussolini, Mother Theresa, Adolf Hitler
Who we are when we're alone will be seen by many
What kind of legacy will we leave?
Alone, one force, one purpose
one focus alone to lead us to heaven or hell
Hope or despair, alone we can choose
Each week I sit alone with my i-phone stop watch to write out what comes to mind after reflecting upon the one word prompt. Many of us do this each week and then we come together sharing our thoughts and insights. To see what others have been doing with their five minutes alone, check out