Friday, August 9, 2013

Lonely/Lovely

This Friday the word is Lonely:


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Lisa-Jo's email popped into my inbox. I glanced quickly at the word, clicked over to her blog and never realized that in my haste I read the word incorrectly. I saw "lovely."  The word is "lonely."

Somehow I can't transition from lovely to lonely. The chorus from my childhood has been running through my mind:

"Altogether lovely. He is altogether lovely
 And the fairest of ten thousand
 This wonderful Friend divine.

 He gave His life to safe me
 Now He lives in heav'n to keep me
 He is altogether lovely,
 Is this wonderful Savior of mine."

Wendell P. Loveless

I thought of how those words of that simple song have forever changed my perception of lovely. It isn't the beautiful images on a screen or in magazines that come to mind. It is everything set against the backdrop of who He is.

Perhaps there is some connection to lonely after all. He can fill in the empty spaces of our lives with His presence, bringing peace and comfort when all the world seems dark. He is a friend who never leaves us - not even when we are tiresome or quite unlovely. His promises bring hope to those who have lost everything.

He is altogether lovely - in times of great joy and in times when we feel so very alone.

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Joining the Five Minute Friday community at Lisa-Jo's (By the way, her post is absolutely lovely!)

Five Minute Friday

Blessings dear friends,
Linda

5 comments:

  1. So glad to be your neighbor today. We really never have to be lonely if we have the One who is indeed altogether lovely. Beautiful serendipity on this day.

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  2. Dear Linda
    Yes, He is altogether the best Companion for all the lonely, broken people of this world. That is truly altogether lovely!
    Luv XX
    Mia

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  3. You made the transition well, Linda. You are so often in my thoughts and prayers.

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  4. Everything must be set against "backdrop of Who He is..."yes, this is needful to remember when lonely needs the "n" to become a "v."

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  5. This was such a blessing, sweet Linda. I am always refreshed when I visit and read your wonderful posts.

    Love, hugs, and prayers!

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