Friday, April 5, 2013

FMF: After

Bonjour Blogs,

Time for Five Minute Friday. I am linking up with Tales From a Gypsy Mama. Today our word is After.

GO!

After. After. Happily Ever After. Isn't that the promise we all cling to? In our marriages. In our work lives. After giving birth. In our walk with God.

From the outside looking in, it would be assumed that once you become a Christian it will be Happily Ever After. You are a child of God and blessings will now rain down. Life will be easy. Life after becoming a Christian will be all gold streets and sing-a-longs.

But life still continues on in the After. We are still on this Earth. We are still human. Car accidents. Depression. Divorce. Cancer. Consequences.

But...

But we are also changed. On the inside. The world may march onwards, but we don't have to. We now get the choice to turn and run the other way, back towards the Light.

In the After, bad things still abound. Life happens, it is unavoidable. But we DO have the Ever After. We have the Forever After. So when our happily ever after isn't always very happy, we can look up, look back at the Light that is pursuing us and remember, this is the now, but we have the After.

Stop!


Five Minute Friday

6 comments:

  1. LOVE it! We are changed... on the inside! And yes, I am looking forward to the "after" someday... God bless you! Keep up the great writing!

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for stopping by this weekend! Hope to meet you in the After!

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  2. Stopping by from # FMF. Thanks for sharing. I like your take on AFTER. Yes, we look forward to the ever after because life down here is sill broken at times. Thank God for the wholeness we have in him.

    Happy Weekend.

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    1. I know, right? THANK GOD!
      Happy Sunday!!

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  3. it is a wonderful time, but confusing and confounding... to adjust and still hold onto that feeling of Grace Change...

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    1. MMmmm Grace Change. Honey to my tongue. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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