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Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. Unedited. The prompt this week is … Left.

Seeing the word prompt, both my One Word 2023 comes to mind and a Scripture:

Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left.” (Isaiah 30:21, NASB)

It wasn’t one of the verses selected months ago as a companion to my one word, “Guide”, but it was the verse which came to mind this morning.

Instead of writing, I opened my Advent devotional to the first reading. There Max Lucado’s words remind me of the One who pens each of our stories. The Author began each story before the beginning of time, before anything that is, even was.

“The Author starts each love story, but each life will write his or her own ending.”


(from In the Manger, by Max Lucado, page 3)

We all have crossroads in our lives. We have choices to make, and even though the choices are ours, God is still with us. He is guiding us every step of the way.

Even here, at the start of Advent, in the stillness and dark of the morning, He brings the reminder gently …

He is with us.
Immanuel – God with us.
He has not left us on our own.


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