Five minute Friday: Hero

Today, I’m participating in Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday. Each Friday Lisa-Jo gives a 5 minute writing prompt. This week the prompt is “Hero”. So here’s my 5 minutes-worth:


She wasn’t the typical hero.

There was no cape, no loud extraversion, no extraordinary acts of salvation.

But her life made me stop in my tracks.

She became my hero.

Jesus oozed out of every pore of this woman. Love seeped out in unexpected ways.

This hero didn’t point to herself. There was no posturing, no pretension, no jostling. This hero had chosen to lose her life and in doing so had gained a greater life, bigger than her.

This hero’s whole life led me to the greatest Hero.

And through this earthly hero I fell in love again with this greatest Hero.

This all-time-Hero stretched out His arms, nailed to that cross, and uttered those words: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they’re doing.”

If ever I’m to be a hero , let me an upside-down, topsy-turvy hero, whose life sings of the greatest Hero.

Just like she did, when she stopped me in my tracks: the unlikely hero.