Kohl Hard Facts

This adventure we call life in the Kohl Family

5 Minute Friday – Real May 4, 2012

Filed under: 5 Minute Friday — kohlhardfacts @ 6:43 pm

I’m linking up with The Gypsy Mama again today for another round of 5 Minute Friday.

I’m writing today because I need to write.  Because I haven’t been able to write all week.  And because today’s theme spoke to me.

Today’s theme is



I haven’t had much to say this week.

A family at one of our churches here was in a car accident on Sunday.  A drunk driver rear ended them.

Their sweet baby boy, only three years old, was killed in the accident.

What do you say in the face of that?  What words are there to express sympathy?  To express that kind of pain?  To express the comfort and love we can only find from the Lord?

Words seem inadequate.

Because they are.

Because looking through these eyes, it doesn’t make sense – can’t make sense.

Three years just doesn’t seem like enough.  Not enough time.  Not enough smiles and giggles.  Not enough hugs and snuggles.  Not enough lessons learned and stories read.  Not enough birthdays celebrated.

And we ask God “Why?!”

And we cry out “It’s not fair!”

And He takes it because as one of my professors at ATS was fond of saying, “He’s got big shoulders.  He can handle it.  He wants to handle it.”

And we recognize that this real – this hear and now that we see – this is not the only Real.  Someday we will have eyes that see Real for all that it is.  Eyes like the precious baby boy has now.

May we have eyes that seek the Real in the here and now.  To look beyond what we see and find the face of the Lord.


Remembering to be thankful for every day I get to spend with my kiddos – even when they’re driving me nuts!



5 Responses to “5 Minute Friday – Real”

  1. Nana Says:

    I Love those faces….beyond words!

  2. You are right that there are no words when life gets so very REAL. I’m visiting from the linky at thegypsymama. Praying you and those involved feel the comfort and strength of the Lord in a very real and tangible way in the coming days.

    Mary Beth

  3. Sarah Koci Scheilz Says:

    Love this sentence: “May we have eyes that seek the Real in the here and now.”

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