The word prompt today for the #FiveMinuteFriday group of writers is: Show.
The first thing you are told in any writing course is “show, don’t tell” but that can be hard to do, it is easier to just tell.
However, in relation to the stories in our Bibles they have captured that knack of ‘showing’ God’s goodness, faithfulness and patience with us rather than just telling of it.
Take for example the Patriarchs in Genesis they had such dysfunctional families! They lied, they deceived, they had favourite children, they had broken, messy relationships. At times we may wonder why their stories are even in the Bible, yet, yet they SHOW us God’s patience, they show His mercy, they show His grace.
And where best does God SHOW His love to us but at Calvary, on that cross of Jesus.
How do I know God loves me and has mercy on me, but in His Word, in my Bible. Again and again there are examples of God showing His love to mankind and also in my own life again and again.