Bloom {Five Minute Friday}


Taking the Hand extended to her, she looks inward. Terrified at first of what she’ll find there.

But the fierce purity of His affection breathes courage, so she explores her depths, laying bare beauty and darkness alike.

Every hidden corner is exposed before Him. Every silent cry is being given voice.

As much as the exploration is terrifying, it is exhilarating. As much as it is acutely painful, it is wildly freeing.

She knows the rich deposits they’re uncovering together can’t stay hidden much longer.

So she grips His hand a little tighter, feels its warm strength pulsing against her skin, sends roots down deeper into the all-embracing steadiness of His love, allows her most tender places to begin to unfold–



wide open flower

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7 Responses to Bloom {Five Minute Friday}

  1. Your heart is beautiful. Truly. This story of fierce love and trust that reaches through the fear, it speaks volumes to my heart. Yes to His love being where we are rooted and grounded (Eph. 3:14-19)

    There is always going to be risk in the unfolding of our tender, fragile colours, but your roots Dana, they are strong and they run deep. And your beauty is breath-taking. I am so honoured to call you friend and sister.
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  2. Stacey says:

    I’m so glad He guides us! I thought you expressed it so well in your words, cadence, and just all of it.
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  3. Gayl says:

    Dana, I love reading this. It gave me chills! Beautiful! He truly loves us unconditionally.
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  4. Amy says:

    Oh Dana, I love your words today. Your sweet reminder that He is always there gently caring for us and nurturing us to bloom.
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  5. Powerful!
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  6. Marvia says:

    Hmmmm mmmmm hmmmmm. Yes. Me too. God ius in the darkness and we find Him never leaving our side!
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