Five Minute Friday: Crowd


March 14, 2014 by Beth Hess

sunsetAs he makes his way across our country road, awaiting the flashing lights of the school bus, it’s been darker this week. Last Sunday’s time change has affected us in this and other ways.

This morning, though, I notice it’s already lighter at 7am than it was on Monday.

Because that’s how light works.

It keeps chipping away at the dark until the world is crowded with brightness.

At the end of each day, as darkness returns, the light does not surrender easily. It makes a display of itself. In sunsets. In the moon. In starscapes.

Because that’s what light does.

It keeps hanging on. And even just a bit of it is stronger than a bulk of darkness.

So when my soul feels crowded with darkness, the light is never far away.

The morning dawns, and the first break of it disperses the blackness. The light wiggles itself into every crevice until I am, again, bathed in a crowd of luminosity.

Because that’s what light does.

P.S. Looking at the above photo, I realize that it’s nearly impossible to determine whether this is a sunrise or a sunset. Because the image is ruled by the light, not by the direction in which is light is heading. Light always crowds out the rest.


 Join the 5-minute movement at The Gypsy Momma in her 5-Minute Friday challenge. Each week she posts a word. Set your timer for 5 minutes and just write. No stopping. No editing. Only 5 minutes. Just my style!

One thought on “Five Minute Friday: Crowd

  1. Stopping by from FMF… I love this take on the word “crowd”! And what a beautiful photo! You can see God’s love for us just shining out of it.


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