Belonging, I am comforted.


In the stillness of the room
I sit.

I recently had a message from a friend
Needing prayer.

A loved one needing
Emergency surgery.

Comfort sought.
Prayer needed.

Fretting, worrying, 
I know it well.

It brings to mind
the worry.

Of a father 
lying ill. 

It also brings to mind
A line

From the catechism
of Heidelberg.

What is your only comfort in life and in death?
That I belong body and soul, in life and in death, to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ.

We are not our own.
That's a comfort,

A surety and
 A Knowing.

So fret I might
Worry I might.

Pray I will
Comforted I will be.

Knowing that I AM NOT
In this alone.

I have a faithful with me
Always at my side.

I am comforted.

This is a five minute Friday post. the word prompt is brought to us by Miss Kate over at Five Minute FridayWhat is Five Minute Friday?  Well it's a party of a group of like minded folks who gather on Friday to do a five minute free write around a singular word.  AND THEN (and this is the most important part) we take the time to offer up encouragement to each other on this writing journey.  It's fun, though it's not always easy, but it is always good.   Come join us won't you?  You are always welcome.
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  1. I love the last stanza-- knowing we belong is so comforting! Especially knowing whom we belong to.

    Thanks for sharing-- joining from FMF (I'm linked up right after you) :)

    1. thank you. :) It's a solid comfort to me.

  2. Annette, this is just so've really given my heart some healing tonight. Thank you for this!

    #1 at FMF this week.

  3. Lovely and, if I may, comforting. Thank you, dear friend.

    1. You are most welcome, may your loved one be well.

  4. Just the words I needed this morning. thank you dear one!

  5. "What is your only comfort in life and in death?
    That I belong body and soul, in life and in death, to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ."

    Yes and amen, sister. Yes and amen. - Marie (

  6. Beautiful words, Annette.
    I always like to remind myself that the Holy Spirt is my comfortor. It's so easy for people and circumstances to disappoint, but God alone will always be by your side.

    1. Thank you Sara Beth. God is always there isn5 he?

  7. Beautiful reflection of our Father's comfort, my friend!


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