The following is my response to this week’s Five-Minute-Friday prompt. This is a place where many people gather, set their timers to 5 minutes, and free-write on a given topic. Today’s prompt is: YOUR.
The word YOUR is a small word with a huge consequence. Just four letters in one syllable, and yet let the significance of this word sink in, and your heart warms at the thought that something or someone belongs to you. Doesn’t that make you feel special? Whether you have much or little, there is at least one thing that is yours alone.
What is your most treasured possession?
Is it your family? Be it through marriage or divorce, birth or death, families grow, change, and diminish. They are often more significant than friendships, but not always.
Is it your best friend? Friends also come and go, even the best of them. Sometimes they leave of their own choosing, and sometimes it can’t be helped.
Is it your life? What is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.
Is it your smile? No one else has one just like yours. And no one can take it away, though they may try.
Is it your salvation? Like your smile, this too is something no one can take away from you. But it is even more secure than your smile. For you can choose to stop smiling, but once God has received you into His family, He is your Father for keeps. The devil can’t change it. You can’t change it. And God couldn’t change it even if He wanted to, for it would go against His nature. If you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, you have the greatest and most secure treasure in the world.
You have given me the shield of Your salvation: and Your gentleness has made me great.2 Samuel 22:36
A monologue written for Kate Motaung’s Five-Minute Friday: YOUR
Photo taken in Trinidad