Sunday, March 26, 2017

Embrace-Five Minute Friday

It has been a fun and busy weekend so far. Thus here I am posting my Five Minute Friday on Sunday morning. I've had lots of time to mull this one over. I've seen and read some great articles which all reminded me of what and how we can embrace. I guess what it comes down to is a plaque I saw hanging in my friend's home.

How different our world would be if each of us practiced this. Whenever we meet someone new or encounter a challenging situation, if we maintained a mindset of finding something good in every person and every situation, I'm sure we would all be a lot happier and enjoy more peace. I hope you enjoy my poem for today.


Open your arms

Open your heart

Draw them or it closer

With a smile on our face

and a song in our heart

We welcome our loved ones this way

But when the unfamiliar comes

What about it?

Different faces from different places

How much and how many shall we embrace?

We all bleed red, we all need grace

We ought to welcome and reach out

to the least of these 

When circumstances change 

And things get turned upside down

Will I keep my smile or start to frown?


James 1:2 "Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials." (NASV)

Matthew 25:37-40 
"Then the righteous will answer Him , saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe you? And when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to you?

And the King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of mine, even, the least of them, you did it to me." (NASV)

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  1. HI Leigh,
    I am your neighbour at Five mInute Friday. I too am late. Later than you. But we both agree that we are embracing this life God has given us. Lovely poem and wonderful to meet you.