Tell Me Another Story

Once upon a time…

But he lied. It’s what he does, this angel of light.

happily ever doesn’t come

there’s no white horse and prince in shining armor to sweep the heroine off her feet.


Photo credit: Ben124. (Creative Commons)

there’s dishes  to warsh (ha), tubs to be scrubbed

and a stomach-ache from too much stress.

…in a land far, far away…

We long for that Calgon land, where all is light and bubbly. There are no care-worn, sagging shoulders, and aching backs, and screaming kids.

It’s a lie. It’s a deception.

And the story ends, the credits roll, the lights come up.

And we sit blinking in the reality. Oh, yeah, work tomorrow. Housework to be done. Errands to be run.

The end….

Well, not quite.

In a land far, far away, a prince did come, not on a shiny steed, but on a donkey.
There was a rescue and there is a happily ever after to come.

It’s Jesus, our bridegroom, our Prince. One day soon he will come to claim his bride, the universal church.
And then there will be no housework, no chores, no sweaty labor. Just peace, and glory and worshiping him forever.

Hm, I went 2.5 minutes over this week, but I couldn’t leave us without the rescue. I’m joining in Lisa Jo’s Five Minute Friday on the prompt, Story. There’s lots of other great posts to read if you want to check them out.
Five Minute Friday


Original photo credit: Richard Fisher (Creative Commons)

Original photo credit: Richard Fisher (Creative Commons)

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  1. This is absolutely beautiful and so important. Ha, given my day today, it was quite convicting! Often times, when things are just not turning out the way I had planned or envisioned them to, I long for that pristine dream, that place I thought I would be entering into at this point… And I think it’s when I’m caught up in that, I completely neglect all of my blessings scattered around me and then I remember, oh ya, God came two thousand years ago for me. I’m living the dream!

    I loved this post, well done!

  2. I love a good happy ending! 🙂 Great take on the prompt…thank you for sharing! Blessings and happy Friday to you! 🙂

  3. angieryg

     /  August 2, 2013

    So glad you ended with the rescue and what a sweet twist on His story. So often the daily dos of our day distract us from the whole story of His grace. Thank you for reminding us of the bigger story!

  4. not on a horse, but on a donkey…thank you for the redemption story! visiting from FMF

  5. And thank you for that rescue! Thank you, dear God, for the Rescue.

  6. Oh yes. He is my happily ever after! What a scandalous love affair He offers:)
    Thrilled to stop by and meet you via FMF!
    All for Him with hugs to you,

    • Thanks for visiting, Nikki. I love that idea that it’s scandalous, for it is shocking to hear that a holy and perfect God could love someone so unworthy as we are.

  7. I love your take on this and how you’ve crafted and shaped the story the way that you did. Thanks for sharing your gifts for us to enjoy!

  8. LOVE this. Found you from FMF. Such a marvelous reminder!


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