Visit To Be Sociable or Inflict Pain: The Choice Is Yours ~ Five Minute Friday #fmf





One Word Prompt ~ Five Minutes of Writing ~ No Editing

Today's Prompt: VISIT



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When I think of the word visit it brings up wonderful memories of gatherings of family or friends or a mixture of both. I can hear the laughter shared about some inside joke that only makes sense to those present. I can smell the aromas of a savory meal because there is always great food during a visit.

But as I pondered the word visit I also realized that it could also have a different meaning. As in something bad or ominous. In the Bible we find reference to some really great visits, from the incarnate Christ, the Holy Spirit, ministering angels, etc. We also see some pretty awful visits as well such as the death angel visiting each of the  unprotected homes and killing the first born in each of them.

I then began to think about what type of guest do I want to be when I visit someone, because after all the choice is mine. I can choose to be refreshing and bring with me faith, hope and love. Or I can be the worst of guests and bring condemnation and scorn. 

I pray that I will remember Who I represent and become a visitor that is welcomed with open arms.

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3 comments:

  1. Visiting :) from Five Minute Friday. Thank you for your words - it is good to be reminded that we are representing Him to the world. All. the. time. Bless you!

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  2. I haven't much thought of that! I like people and I do want a visit to be enjoyable and I think when I was first married I didn't always make others welcome on visits but now I want to love and have others want to be around me or feel free to come visit. Did that make sense!?!

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  3. You are so right, but honestly, as a stahm too, sometimes I just want a visit. Adult conversation can be life giving in certain stages of life. I too want to be the one encourages others with my presence.

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