Christian Flash Fiction: Inviting Writers

I’m Patti Wolf your host at Christian Flash Fiction. We are completing our first month of scribbling spiritual sand through fiction. If you’re a reader, enjoy! If you’re a writer, please join us.

This past week one of my son’s best friends suddenly died. He left behind a wife and two young children. It has been 36 years, this month, that my husband suddenly passed away leaving me with two very young children.

As most know, the sting of death is always with us. Perhaps, it’s a way of keeping the memory of a loved one alive. I would never have survived the grief I endure without a loving, caring, compassionate God!

Your Prompt for Week 5 is from Psalms 56:8

You number my wanderings; put my tears into Your bottle; are they not in Your book?”

A Few Rules:

  • Be creative with your 144 words or less not including your title
  • Include the prompt in quotes
  • Take time to read other posts
  • Make sure to use the whole quote
  • Play nice, try to encourage not tear down
  • This is a weekly prompt which has a weekly limit
  • In the comment box add your name and enter the direct URL to your answer to the prompt
  • On your blog, please provide a link back to Christian Flash Fiction. So others can be blessed

A Bottle of Tears

It was early morning. I strolled out the front door. Hopelessness encompassed me.

“Lord, why?”

The night before a mist from heaven fell as I left the hospital. Tears for my grief, I thought.

“Lord, ‘You number my wanderings’’, but not this. I have two children to raise without a father!”

I crumble to the ground.

A mourning dove called in the distance. It was a sad sound which filled my heart.

Tears streamed down my face. I could cry a million tears and still there would be more.

Looking up I said, “Lord, I ‘put my tears in Your bottle’ for this is when I need You the most.”

It was then I asked, “ ‘are they not in Your book?’”

I stretched my hands upwards. No matter how difficult the weeks ahead, I would trust in God.

P. Wolf; author of the “I Am the Lightseries

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