I'm joining up with Lisa-Jo and her fabulous group of Fridayers! Today is five minutes on; Join:
An invitation to join the messy is living across the street. A broken mommy, angry daddy, scarred children. Once a people group I would have shied away from. Who wants to be splattered by sin and pain, someone else's, regularly?
"Join me." It was an invitation. A command. A plea, a gift. Jesus was already there, knee deep in mess. Trembling I put one foot on the driveway, a path to a neighbor's front door, and joined the work. At moments the amount of pain takes my breath away.
I have never heard so many foul words strung together in one breath, truly it's a skill. The little eyes that seek out mine have seen depths of pain and abuse I've only read about. But here they are, in front of me.
How about you? What have you joined lately? Where is God leading you to join him?