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Today I’m joining Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt. Five minutes. No editing. All of us writing on that same word.

Today’s prompt is …. Focus.

We were playing with blocks the other morning – just Jocelyn and I – when she noticed one little flower was missing. We looked all around on the floor around us but it was not there. Our search widened to now looking under the couch.

Too dark to see anything at all underneath, I went to grab a flashlight. Shining it, we saw the little red flower petals.

The Lego piece had been there all along but not until the light settled on it were we able to see it. Focus – the act of bringing all our attention and concentration to one point or object or person.

It had been there all along. It had not moved. Only our focus had changed, becoming sharpened.

John tells us …

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” (John 1:1, NIV)

Jesus has been here all along, from the beginning when nothing else existed. John continues …

“He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.” (verses 10-12)

But when we shift our focus to see Him and believe Him, the Light illuminates the darkness and our eyes behold the Truth:

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)

Funny thing is … only as I focused on the object which the flashlight was illuminating did Jocelyn and I hone in on  – the Lego flower. We were no longer seeing the dust bunnies, the crumbs and the other blocks. We retrieved the red flower, our one point of focus.

Only as I maintain my focus on Him will I get to see His glory.
All else will fade.
I’ll only see His grace and truth.



Today I am joining … Five Minute Friday and Faith Filled Friday and Grace & Truth and #DanceWithJesus .