Welcome to the final Five Minute Friday link-up of 2021!

Another year has passed, and the Lord is still on the throne. Amen?

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Our final FMF writing prompt of 2021 is: ANNOUNCE




Another year is coming to an end, and I can’t help but think that overall, it did not meet my expectations for this world. After the worldwide effects of 2020, I was so hopeful that this year could only be better . . . but in many ways, it feels like we are in the same place.

Don’t get me wrong: There have been many joys and delights personally, and I’m so grateful for the Lord’s continued grace, protection, and provision.

But globally, the headlines feel the same. Some worse.

And if I think about it for too long, it can feel very heavy.

Yet, in these dark times when the news keeps announcing one tragedy and crisis after the next, I’m reminded of the  critical role we have as believers.

We are the ones who know hope. And we are the ones who can announce the coming of Hope to the world — the coming of Hope in the person of Jesus Christ, the only true hope for any of us.

He is answer, the way, the truth, and the life. It’s in Him that we can find eternal safety and security — not just from the fears and dangers in the world, but from the sin in our own hearts.

So no matter what the coming year holds, we can take comfort in this: He is still on the throne, and His perfect purposes will still prevail.




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Please note:

We will *not* have a link-up for the next two weeks (December 24th or 31st).

Our next link-up, Lord willing, will be January 7th, 2022. Hope to see you then!

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!



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