Monday, October 10, 2016

The Power of the Known

Prompt: Unknown

// Why is it that 'unknown' is such a scary word? What does the unknown carry that gives it such power? For myself, I think it comes down to the sense of having no control. How can you plan for the unknown? How can you prepare in a way that lets you feel like you have a handle on the unknown?

If you know what’s coming, even if it’s a “bad” thing, you feel some amount of control over the situation. You can’t even pretend to control the unknown. But since we don’t actually have any real control anyway, known or unknown, there’s really not a good reason to fear. 

Because the KNOWN is so big on the other side of the scale that the unknown never has a chance. 

The Known is a Person, but not one of our fallen humanity. The Known is a Truth, an unshakeable foundation. The Known is a Promise, one that will certainly not fail. The Known is a Future that no one can steal. //

The Known is a Revelation of what must otherwise be unknown and unknowable. The Known is the Word made flesh, Mercy in action, Victory secured. The Known is Life that has conquered death. The Known is Love that has no end. The Known is Arms that never let go. 

The Known is the object of our hope and faith, not seen, but still Known. And so much bigger than the unknown.

Continuing on with my Write 31 Days theme of "31 Days to Slowing Down and Living More Simply" with reflections based on my reading of Emily P. Freeman's book Simply Tuesday and the prompts given at the FMFW page. My "Five Minute Free Write" portion will be enclosed with // and any extra thoughts will follow.

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