Five Minute Friday: Open

I’m joining the Gypsy Mama and her Five Minute Fridays. Rules are: for only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. Won’t you join us?

 

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Open.
Open hearts, open minds, open eyes.
As I think back over the year, and specifically the last few months my eyes are opened to a journey that has been hard and long. A path where I have not always been graceful, but where I am still prodding along. And I find that while some doors have closed, some chapters have ended – others begin. Windows open. Hope seeps through in new and exciting ways.

And I try to be open.
Have an open heart where scars run deep.
Have an open mind to let love seep.
and have open eyes to see what love reaps.

And I realize – I’ve been emptied of mine to be filled with His.
I’ve had my doors closed for His windows to open.

And maybe, being opened is a continual process – more like a revolving door than cage pried off its hinges.

2 Corinthians 6:13 – As a fair exchange—I speak as to my children—open wide your hearts also.

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*image courtesy of  kool_skatkat flickr.

9 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Open

  1. Loni says:

    Emily ~ This is beautiful. It IS hard to have an open heart when wounds and scars are deep. But I know too, God heals and lets those scars glorify Him. Blessings to you in the new year!

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  2. Jennifer says:

    Oh, I love this post, and the words you close with are stunning: “And maybe, being opened is a continual process – more like a revolving door than cage pried off its hinges.” Yes! Beautiful! Thank you so much.

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