Five Minute Friday – Broken

5minutefridayI again am taking a day off from the Photo-A-Day challenge to write my Five Minute Friday posting.  I will be back to the photos tomorrow.

Today’s word for Five Minute Friday is Broken.

Here are the rules:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community…

Now GO …

The first thing that comes to mind with this word for me is something the pastor says in Holy Communion.  “This is my body, broken for you.  Take and eat.” Wow, what a gift to receive the Lord’s body and blood.

Communion was always a special time at church for me growing up.  We’d have it twice a month so it felt like a special occasion.  My church uses wine and wafers.

Also, I think of the time that I fell and broke my arm.  Thankfully it was only a hairline fracture.  I didn’t even need a cast for it.  That was cool.

Another time I was run over with a friend of mine.  We were in a parking lot after church.  Three of us were talking when a car went out of control.  Two of us ended up under the car and the other friend was bumped and flew through the air.

Amazingly none of us ended up with broken bones, just scrapes and bruises.  Isn’t that amazing?  Our guardian angels were working overtime that day.  The only person who did break something was a man watching the entire accident — he fell and broke his hip.

Isn’t life odd?  Sometimes you are hurt but not broken.  Other times you feel broken and need time to put the pieces back together again.  Thankfully there is prayer, our faith, and our friends and family to help us through these awful times.

I wonder if we can find the support and comfort that we need when we are broken.  I hope and pray that we can.

Now STOP!  Times up.

To check out more Five Minute Friday blogs, please see the link:  http://lisajobaker.com/2013/07/five-minute-friday-broken-2/

To read more about being run over (on April 1st no less), please see my post My Miracle No Foolin’: https://patticates247.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/my-miracle-no-foolin/

5 Minute Friday – Broken

5minutefriday5 Minute Friday Word for March 29 is Broken

This is my second week for trying out the 5 Minute Friday.  Today’s topic is Broken.  Here were the rules.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

Okay, here are my 5 minutes of writing:

Broken seems like a great word for today, Good Friday.  This was the day that Jesus was broken physically and then crucified on a cross for me.  Amazing to think about.

He went through more physical pain than I can even fathom because He loves me and you.  Wow!

Broken also makes me think of the time that I fell and broke my arm.  That was painful and took time to heal.  Thankfully I only had a hairline fracture and not an all-the-way through the bone beak.

Broken also is how my heart feels for a family in a nearby county whose 14-year-old daughter died either last night or this morning.  At the moment I can’t remember what she had, but I did see her beautiful face this week on the news.  She was very sick.

On her bucket list was the wish to go to prom.  She was planning to go until she got very sick this week and instead had to go to the local children’s hospital.  Her community then brought the prom to her at the hospital.  She was able to look out her window and see her friends and family there for her.

Isn’t that awesome?  I must admit that I cried when I heard about this.  This beautiful child was so very sick.  I can’t even imagine what her family must be feeling today.  Hopefully they can take comfort that she is in Heaven and no longer sick or in pain.

But as any parent can attest, that will take a while to get to.  It is only natural to grieve the loss of a child.  And knowing you won’t be able to see them or hug them again takes time.  I have a dear person in my family dealing with this very thing.  My thoughts and prayers are with her and her immediate family as well.

broken.breadBack to Jesus and being broken.  Last night at the Maundy Thursday service, we ate Christ’s body broken for us and drank the wine.

In the sermon, our pastor said if you think you have it all together, you aren’t welcome to partake.  He wanted us to realize that we are all broken and that our Lord is there to heal us.  It was a thought-provoking message and the perfect one for the service.

I wonder when I am broken if I will know who to seek for comfort.  I will hope and pray that I do.

Read more thoughts on “Broken” at Lisa-Jo’s Five Minute Friday link-up today.