Five Minute Friday- Day 15 of 31 Writing Challenge

“Open”

I wish I knew the story of Jesus before his short ministry. Some documentaries point to a traveling young man who encountered other religions. And to investigate those religions, you will find similarities. So, it wouldn’t be unheard of to believe he traveled. However, his sacrifice was the ultimate gift to man and an open invitation to salvation. It is the part that stands out and brings all Christianity full circle.

For whatever reason, the gospel story goes from birth to adult, to death (though there was that one time, Jesus was left behind by his parents). Leaving us with less detail than our minds like or my mind likes.

I wonder when I get to heaven, will God be open to these conversations? Will they even matter? Will I be brave enough to ask? The fact I will be living in eternity may be enough.

I read a Facebook post today that stated religion is a problem as it attempts to supply all the answers, and when someone suggests this, then everyone wants to know. I countered with establishing that I don’t know about religion, but while in a relationship with Jesus, there is no promise of receiving all the answers. We use the word ‘faith’- believe and trust without seeing or knowing all.

To embrace this relationship, I had to be open to going without and surrendering my mind and heart to the Lord. We must accept the limitations to be fully equipped to live in Christ. Our ability to remain open to His will over our own is imperative to growth.

I may not know the details my heart longs for, but I am content in His truth. I remain thankful for the journey and eternity to come.

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