Joining with the community that is Five Minute Friday with the lovely Lisa Jo Baker. Writing not for comments or traffic or anyone else’s agenda. But for pure love of the written word. For joy at the sound of syllables, sentences and paragraphs all strung together by the voice of the speaker.
Five minutes on: Comfort
Having lived in different areas of England we have assimilated a varied local vocabulary of every day phrases, such as saying hello:
Alright my lovely
The most disconcerting one for the boys when they were teenagers in Yorkshire was male bus drivers who called them love and duck.
The Shunnamite woman responded everything is all right to the holy man’s how are you at the time of Elisha (2 Kings 4:26)
It is well with my soul words penned by Spafford. If you don't know it, it is well worth reading the story behind the words of this hymn to see just what well of the soul they were drawn from.
Deep and unfathomable to most of us in a lifetime.
And the best hymns with the best words they bring a real comfort to the soul, comfort that is hard to express with words unless it is a place that has been visited by the soul.
It is well with my soul