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Each Friday my writing stems from a word prompt. Five minutes, one word prompt. The prompt this week is … Familiar.

It had been a road traveled often. The difference that night had been my vision. Driving home with my contacts still in place as I had forgotten my glasses that night, all perception and sense of distance was gone.

The first wrong turn was all it took and I was completely lost. Panic set in as I continued driving and nothing familiar was around me at all. The streets only became darker and less familiar.

I grabbed my cellphone to call the most familiar voice and cried out, “I have no idea where I am or how to get home!”

He told me to pull over to the side of the road and stay put, and continued asking me questions. It seemed like forever, but in what was now a “Where’s Waldo?” game, he began to search for me.

Finally he asked, “You OK? I am now right behind you. I am going to pull out and you follow me home.”

Familiar –> It’s what we are used to seeing or hearing. It’s what we are well acquainted with and know personally, best off through experience.

We’ve laughed about the incident often since that night a few months ago. He loves to remind me of the night he saved me.

The lesson has not been lost on me though.

“You own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say: “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left.” (Isaiah 30:21, NLT)

God will always be faithful to guide me as I am faithful to hear His voice.


Today I may be joining … Five Minute Friday and Faith On Fire and Faith Filled Friday and Faith ”˜N Friends and Fresh Market Friday .