Friday, August 15, 2014

Five Minute Friday: Tell

It is time for Five Minute Friday! We gather online and write for just 5 minutes. It is quick and easy blogging. Lisa Jo's hosted Five Minute Friday for nearly 4 years, and now she has passed the baton to Kate Motaung. Kate will be hosting Five Minute Friday each week now. This week the writing prompt is: Tell.



Tell

Tell me the story of Jesus. That is what I need to hear. Remind me of His love for me and how He died on the cross for me. Tell me how He rose again and conquered sin and death. Tell me about Heaven and the home He is preparing for me. Tell me of His mercy and grace. Tell me of His power and wisdom. Tell me of His goodness. Tell me of the joy that is found in knowing Him.

Tell me about Jesus on the good days, when I’m tempted to think that I can go through life on my own strength. When I forget that I need Him for every breath. Remind me of my dependence upon Him. Tell me of Jesus and remind me who I serve. Tell me of Jesus. Tell me of the good news that I always need to hear.

Tell me about Jesus on the bad days, when I am tempted to despair, when I am lonely and losing heart. Remind me of the joy that I have in Him. Remind me of the hope I have because of all that Jesus has done for me. Remind me of His love and faithfulness to me. Remind me that I am never alone. Tell me of Jesus. Tell me of the good news that I always need to hear.

Tell me the story of Jesus, and I will tell you too.


Tell Me the Story of Jesus  
Tell me the story of Jesus,
Write on my heart every word.
Tell me the story most precious,
Sweetest that ever was heard.
Tell how the angels in chorus,
Sang as they welcomed His birth.
“Glory to God in the highest!
Peace and good tidings to earth.”

Tell me the story of Jesus,
Write on my heart every word.
Tell me the story most precious,
Sweetest that ever was heard.

Fasting alone in the desert,
Tell of the days that are past.
How for our sins He was tempted,
Yet was triumphant at last.
Tell of the years of His labor,
Tell of the sorrow He bore.
He was despised and afflicted,
Homeless, rejected and poor.

Tell me the story of Jesus,
Write on my heart every word.
Tell me the story most precious,
Sweetest that ever was heard.

Tell of the cross where they nailed Him,
Writhing in anguish and pain.
Tell of the grave where they laid Him,
Tell how He liveth again.
Love in that story so tender,
Clearer than ever I see.
Stay, let me weep while you whisper,
Love paid the ransom for me.

Tell me the story of Jesus,
Write on my heart every word.
Tell me the story most precious,
Sweetest that ever was heard.
Tell Me the Story of Jesus, by Fanny Crosby, 1880

2 comments:

Amanda said...

Checking in from FMFriday, thanks for sharing the good news.

Courtney said...

I had never read that poem before. Thank you for sharing!

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