Friday, August 5, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Whole

I am late to the party - again - but I am here nevertheless. I think I'm in a bit of a silly mood. It may have to do with being tired and stressed over some things.

Be that as it is the word Lisa-Jo has handed us this Friday:



Reading today's word, my first reaction was to think of a deeply spiritual application. After all, being made whole is what it is all about; Jesus taking this mess of me and making something of value of it all. However, the more I thought about "whole" and kept saying it over and over again to myself - the funnier it sounded.

I kept coming up with ideas like: the whole enchilada, or the whole wide world, or the whole doggone thing. I'm not sure if this is an indication of selfishness or just plain silly. I do know that as I thought about those uses of the word I did think about Jesus, about how I want it all. I want the whole package.

I sometimes feel as though I am a bunch of little pieces all spread out on the living room floor waiting to be put into some sort of sensible order. We, the Lord and I, work on one part and get it in fairly good shape only to realize there is much work to be done on that other part over there.

And so it goes - a seemingly endless job of putting this fractured daughter into a recognizable whole. While we're at it, I know that not only do I want to be put together into one whole piece, I want to have the whole of Jesus...


Come visit Lisa-Jo's blog and add your ideas on "whole." I'd love to hear what you have to say.


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  1. "The whole enchilada" ... you do this so well!

  2. I boy do I sometimes feel like a bunch of pieces all spread out... Thanks for you post. :)

  3. Hi Linda!
    You DO know how to take one word and use it for an amazing teaching moment for us all!
    This was great! Thank you for your writing; you always hit the nail on the head!
    Happy Weekend to you Linda*
    ♥ Maria

  4. ".....a seemingly endless job of putting this fractured daughter into a recognizable whole." I'm so thankful my Heavenly Father never tires, never throws his hands up in the air and gives up on me. I'm thankful, too, for this delightful post. "The Whole enchilada" reminded me of a annual event in a town near where I live....and made me smile. :0)
    Thank you-

  5. I always love a bit of silliness Linda! :) I know just what you mean about feeling like pieces, waiting to be put into sensible order!