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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 … Whole.

I went to bed with two thoughts on my heart. One was of the moral failure of a young man. The other was the one word prompt – whole.

This morning both still linger in my thoughts.

The moral failure of anyone saddens me deeply. The brokenness and hopelessness which follows is not soon overcome nor forgotten. Life is forever changed and one cannot regain that which has been lost.

Sitting in the stillness of the early morning, I wondered how this moral failure and the word prompt could possibly intersect, knowing already that they would. Softly stirring in my heart came the familiar tune and words …

My sin””oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!””
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

My sin – the whole of it – from the day I was born until the day I die has been nailed to the Cross. This is the confidence and hope we each find in and through Christ. May each of us today remember the grace, mercy, and forgiveness which has been given to us.

“Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.”
(Psalm 103:1, NLT)


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