Each Friday my writing stems from a word prompt. Five minutes, one word prompt. The prompt this week is … Share.
We teach our children to share from a young age and the challenge starts with toddlers learning the word, “Mine!”.
The struggle is real as we will share those things we can easily part with or do without. In our minds, we know our possessions are temporal and fleeting. Yet our hearts often long to hold onto more than we need.
“Share” is defined as “dividing, participating, or enjoying jointly” (dictionary.com).
“And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.” (Hebrews 13:16, NLT)
The writer of Hebrews knew we would forget to do good, we would withhold rather than share. Sharing will be a sacrifice, it will cost us something. Sharing will move us to part with our worldly goods, our own agendas, and our time.
It is in sharing that we display the heart of our Savior:
“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” (Revelation 3:20, NLT)
Sharing here symbolizes acceptance and deep friendship, a relationship of caring.
When we share with others, we extend a hand, showing we care and will enter into relationship.
We share in the most ordinary of days,
and one day,
He will share with us in the most extraordinary of ways.