Friday, May 10, 2013

Comfort (Five Minute Friday)

Today's Five Minute Friday word is:


He is large of stature in every way - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Well into his eighties, he has a quiet way of putting all of life's greatest difficulties into a manageable and wise perspective. He has known much sorrow and pain, but he has come through refined - like fine gold.

It is a comfort to simply be in his presence - to sit and listen to words that never stray far from gospel truth. There is little time for small talk that isn't encompassed by "deep talk." He has a way of brushing aside the trivial and getting right to the heart of the matter. With slow, measured speech, his words are soothing to a wounded spirit.

While all of that is wonderful, the words really aren't all that necessary. All that is needed is to step into the arms open wide embrace he always offers. To feel yourself enfolded in his great, strong arms and lean your head on his shoulder. This is comfort. This is, I think, what it must be like to rest in the arms of Jesus.


Please join us at Lisa-Jo's. It is a lovely place where hearts fly free.

Five Minute Friday



  1. Thank you, Linda, for helping me pause to remember the joy I've experienced in the presence of those older, wiser, more peaceful than I am. I think you are indeed right that this is what it is like to be in the presence of Jesus and suddenly through your words, I can see his large and kind hands accepting mine. A gift to stop by your place from FMF this week! God bless you!

  2. This is so moving. Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by my blog!

  3. Lovely, Linda. Such gifts, these old saints.

  4. Tugs at my heart strings, Linda.

  5. You have a beautiful heart for the Lord, I sure felt it with this.

  6. I hope I'm a comfort to others in my eighties.

    And I felt the embrace of Jesus. Love you.

  7. This article is good. Thanks to Linda for this article. Also this patchwork quilts helps to every one.

  8. Beautiful words, sweet lady :) Have a wonderful day filled with sunshine and blessings.

    Hugs to you!

  9. I will make sure I use a different fabric for each block of the patchwork quilts .