Joining the amazing women who stop, drop, and write for five minutes each Friday. We’re led by the beautiful and incredible Lisa-Jo who offers a prompt and challenges us to write unedited, from the heart. The word this week is stay.
Last night one of my dearest friends watched her husband be wheeled into an operating room for surgery. Not just any surgery … heart transplant surgery. I’ve sat beside the bed of my husband … watching his chest move up and down as the machines forced air through his lungs. I know what it is to whisper, “Lord, please don’t take him from me. Not now.”
Sometimes staying takes everything we have. Sometimes it takes more than we have.
But sometimes, staying is all we have, all there is.
Staying close to the heartbeat of the One who gives us each beat of our own hearts.
Life is scary, filled with brokenness and pain and sorrow unimaginable. I’ve been reading the Compassion blogger posts and Jen’s stories have left me undone. Staying is hard.
But we are called to stay … not in our strength but in His.
The texts started coming about 6:00 this morning. The surgery went well. The family had been able to see him.
They will stay in Birmingham for weeks.
But they will be stayed in God forever.
Linking up with Lisa-Jo and the rest of the Five Minute Friday crowd.