Thursday, August 20, 2015

five minute friday: find

Time for Kate Montaung's Five Minute Friday! Find is this week's word! How does Five Minute Friday roll? Write for 5 minutes, unedited.

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9And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Luke 11

Seek and ye shall find. Find works both ways: I want to find, so I look for; I need to find, so I seek, peek, peer, dig, mine to find an answer, a person, idea — to find an object, a solution, another dream. Someone else may be seeking to find an idea, looking to find an inspiration from you. Or from me. Maybe to find a person, to find a friendship or relationship. Looking to find you?

In my everyday quest to find, I've sought, hoped for, aspired to, looked for, longed to find so much that's not physically present or actually current in my life—that passion to find in itself has become a daily presence, an ongoing current. In similar words, gospel writers Matthew and Luke both charge us to ask, to seek, to knock. To take action! Not to wait and expect heavenly bounty to fall unbidden from the sky! ...although we know it often does.

What do I seek to find? Community and justice. I seek to discover, to find, the surprise of shalom, to uncover and find the audible, visible, noisy reality of redemption all around me, the astonishment of my own life re-deemed, bought back again.

I long to find Jesus Christ still incarnate in the frailty of human flesh. As someone lonely, lost, forgotten, and broken, to find togetherness. To be found. I seek to find someone to re-member me, someone who does remember me from our past, who even sought to find me! I want to find myself put back together, rewoven, and found whole.

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3 comments:

Katha said...

That verse came to my mind as well, so we wrote in a similar direction...
I like that seeking implies an action, as you said. We can't just sit there and wait until something falls from the sky. We need to seek actively. Thanks for this reminder! Happy Friday to you – your FMF neighbor

Tara Ulrich said...

I quoted that verse too! And I pray you find soon what you have been seeking, friend. I'm parked in the #16 spot this week.

river song said...

thanks for visiting! scripture's counsel reminds me both second firsts and turning the page tell us "time doesn't heal"—action does!