It’s ‘Five minute Friday’ time, joining with Lisa-Jo Baker.
She gives us 1 word,
we write for 5 minutes flat – no backtracking or editing, throwing caution to the wind.
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I stretch up, and hear the bones clicking in my shoulder, and wince slightly. My boy looks curiously up at me.
“Do you want to stretch too?” I ask.
He looks excited and shyly up at me.
“Reach up!” I say, and he puts his hands up, pauses. Then he groans. He wants to do it right, I can see. (Do I groan when I stretch? Who knew?)
Then we reach down, and I try not to groan again, but that is all I will manage today, and he just makes me smile with his imitation.
I love that he reaches up, and that he groans with me, without even knowing why. His movements are full of discovery and trust and love.
I think of the phrase, ‘Be holy, as I am holy’. And I think of the ways that we move our souls along with the Spirit, in clumsy but loving imitation, and of the groanings that the Holy Spirit makes in our weakness, at a deeper level than we can ever know.