Each week, we write for five minutes, freely, on a one-word prompt. We write quickly, then post, a flash-mob linking together at Kate Motaung’s site. It’s fun!
This week’s prompt: WELCOME

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His enemies tried to trap Him.

His hometown people turned their backs.

His family kept their distance, 

And His authorities planned their attack.

Nowhere was He welcome.

In every place He was gossiped and shamed.

He didn’t change to fit their mold.

He didn’t try to play their game.

He knew it would be painful,

He knew no one could take His place.

He knew the twelve would abandon.

And His Father would turn His face.

He set His glory to the side.

He gave up His throne to hang on a tree.

He made Himself unwelcome.

So His Father could welcome me.

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10 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Tara January 8, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    This is a awesome and oh so true! That last line is my fave!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jeanne Takenaka January 8, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    Beautiful, Karen! Such a poignant reminder of all Jesus endured for you. For me. I need to remember this throughout the year. 🙂 Well done, friend!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Anita Ojeda January 8, 2015 / 10:21 pm

    What simple beauty in your words, my friend. The next time I whine about feeling unwelcome, I’ll remember that Jesus didn’t feel a lot of welcome when he was here on earth.

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  4. hopeful50 January 9, 2015 / 10:31 am

    Such a lovely compilation of words. He became unwelcome in order for Abba to welcome us. Oh my!

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  5. Ruth January 9, 2015 / 12:56 pm

    Oh yes. If anyone ever felt unwelcome, He did. #fmfparty


  6. Julie Lefebure January 9, 2015 / 9:25 pm

    Beautiful, Karen! Love where you took this word. So thankful He has welcome me. Thank you for setting my eyes on the empty cross tonight! Bless you, friend!


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