The Five Minute Friday word is “long” at the end of a day which I’ve noticed as long.
The rest of today seems obscured behind two evening hours spent by lamplight in a living room with open windows, reading a book and listening to the thousand night-voices outside: crickets, cicadas, frogs, coyotes, owls.
Long days seem to accentuate longings; they leave me feeling stretched and empty.
But in answer to our longings, we have assurances:
The long lovingkindness of our God — from everlasting to everlasting.
His long knowledge of us — from before the foundation of the world.
His riches long stored up for us, hidden for ages and generations but now revealed — Christ in us, the hope of glory.
He satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul He fills with good. Today I notice this, and I am glad.