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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 …. Surprise.


We could hear the ruckus happening outside before we were even at the windows. Jocelyn and I rushed to see what was going on in the yard and there were birds everywhere.

She was delighted to see them, when I noticed a robin, closest to us very busy at work. I pointed it out to her and told her to keep watching as he was going to surprise her.

He kept pulling and pulling until suddenly a very large worm was pulled up.

Jocelyn squealed with delight and began clapping for the bird, exclaiming, “He did it, he did it!”

And then of course came the words, “I want to see it again!”

Surprise … that discovery which comes unexpected, bringing with it a wonder or astonishment.

I may not forget Jocelyn’s delight any time soon. It has caused me to realize how our God surprises us time and time again …

with a beautiful sky, a puffy cloud, the sound of thunder, a light from a bolt of lightening, the slight hues of color as a tree begins to form buds, the smell of spring, a rainbow, and aromas of spring in the air.

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we think or ask. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21, NLT)

Our God will continually surprise His people down through the ages, forever and ever!


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