New Era

Another foray into Five Minute Friday to give my brain and creativity a bit of a work-out this morning.

We write:for 5 minutes flat, no editing, no tweaking or self-critiquing. 

Today’s word is ‘After’.


After – A New Era

Cross empty

All over

Tomb empty

Sin defeated

Broken lives made new

Yet…it all takes time

Scars remain from damaged bodies, hearts and minds

After-effects linger on 

After-shocks of abuse and trauma 

cannot be fully erased here

though we wish they could

We live in the After Zone

the ‘here-but not-here-yet’ of the Kingdom.

Not a disaster zone

He is here

We have Love, Life, Hope

We have His Spirit

We have His Grace 

changing us from glory to glory.

We are Resurrection People

We are those who came after the 12

Disciples following our Lord and Master

One Day…

there will be a New Era

after all has passed.

Christ will return in glory

A new Dawn


there will be no more tears or pain

for they’ll be former things passed away.

Rainbows after rain

Sweetness after pain

Fullness of Joy in His Presence

I can’t wait for that ‘Happy Ever After’ day to come

when He sees us 

and we see Him as He Is

Are you ready?
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24 thoughts on “New Era”

  1. Hello my friend. I should be asleep, but I had to come over to see what you wrote first. There's so much pain, but so much victory and beauty–Amen! I can't wait until He comes back either — I think soon. Love and Prayers & Hugs

    1. Hello Debby. Thanks for coming over. I really appreciate your lovely comments! Our reassurance in all the heartache, pain and problems is grace and support for this life and freedom from them in the life to come. Love and blessings 🙂 xx

    1. Indeed, Lois! Thank you for your lovely comment and kind concern. My health is improving a little now after months of relapsing. The Spring weather and sunshine help enormously! Every blessing to you too :)xx

    1. That's great to hear, Pamela. I love your hope-filled readiness – and sense of humour! May we all stay fixed on the future hope we have in Christ when skies and life are grey and drear. Thank you for responding so positively. Bless you :)x

  2. Joy,
    This is a wonderful image of living in the in-between time. The partial completion of His kingdom where pain lingers. Oh for the day of His return. And yet I am torn, for I love the time I have here to be His vessel of hope.

    1. Hi Chris. Great to see you here! We are certainly torn as we want to fulfill God's purpose for us here, yet we yearn for Christ's return. There is always much work to be done. Though the thought of His coming back spurs us on all the more. Thank you for your lovely comment. Every blessing in Him. :)x

  3. Oh yes. The sense of here-but-not-here and the longing for the days when there's no self-consciousness, no pain, no confusion, no moods, no eggshells to walk on, no loneliness, no fear…
    Thank you. I don't know anyone else who can capture a feeling like you.

    1. I love the way you have elaborated on the list of things we will be happy to relinquish in the 'Hereafter', Helen. You have made my few words into so much more. Thank you! Blessings 🙂 xx

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