This week’s prompt at Five Minute Friday is RELEASE. It caused me to think about releasing things in my world, either my internal or external world, so that I can receive more of what God has planned for me. Sometimes the things we release are clearly things that are bad for us but sometime we let go of something that is not in itself bad to make room for something greater that God has stored up for us.
In which we release to receive.
The little girl in the princess dress with the plastic tiara balanced on her baby girl curls trips and stumbles to the front of the toddler group circle where the grown-up helper is handing out drinks in brightly coloured sippy-cups. In each hand the small child holds a favourite toy secure in the knowledge that no other child can play with the plastic donut or the princess teapot whilst they remain steadfast in her grasp. At the front of the circle reaching out to take a drink the little girl in the princess dress is confounded how she will drink when her hands are so full. However hard she tries she can’t take a cup from the tray because her hands are otherwise occupied. There she stands in front of a full tray, and she is welcome to take, but her hands are too full to receive.
Out of the crowd of chattering parents a mother emerges to help the little girl in the princess dress with the plastic tiara balanced on her baby girl curls. There is a quiet word and gentle reason, an adult hand that helps the tense fingers to unfurl, toys forgot, hands free, drink enjoyed.
It is plain: we must release and let go to receive.
The little girl in the princess dress with the plastic tiara balanced on her baby girl curls joins the other children on the mat for songs.
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