Kate said, “Include.”
This morning I woke up, got coffee, came upstairs to do my FMF post. When I saw the word “include” I thought to myself this may be hard. I went over to Unsplash because I get inspiration from the photos and I searched the word “alone.” Isn’t it odd that alone is the word I would search for the prompt of include?
Because alone is rather opposite of include, when writing about people. If one is included, then they are not alone. The image above tears me up. I think I can figure out the scene.
Dad has taken his two sons to the lake but this one who stands back is (perhaps) afraid of going in that boat. So he stands back alone. His fear is keeping him from being included.
Isn’t that a sad thought?
How many times does fear keep us from being included in a really good thing?
How many times does satan, the enemy of man’s soul say, “That doesn’t include you.” And, fear, doubt, dread become the mindset.
How many have said no to the Spirit of God because fear comes in and says, “This doesn’t include you.” How many?
For God so loved the world, INCLUDING YOU, that He gave His one and only Son. Whoever believes, INCLUDING YOU, in Him, will never perish but will have eternal life. John 3.16
Don’t be like the little boy in the picture – God’s invitation INCLUDES all.
[I forgot to look at the clock – I’m sure I’ve gone over but it was important to INCLUDE all my thoughts.]