When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Five Minute Friday - Roar

Today is Friday.
The first Friday of the new year.
Let’s do it. Let’s just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.
For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Let your mind and your words and your heart fly free; wild – no editing, no over thinking.
Won’t you join me?
    1. Write for 5 minutes flat – don’t edit; don’t second-guess. 
    2. Link back over at The Gypsy Mama and invite others to join in. 
    3. Must: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!
OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:


Definition of ROAR:

1a : to utter or emit a full loud prolonged sound   b : to sing or shout with full force
2a : to make or emit a loud confused sound (as background reverberation or rumbling)   b : to laugh loudly
3a : to be boisterous or disorderly   b : to proceed or rush with great noise or commotion

I can't think of Roar, without also thinking of the old song...
"I am woman hear me roar in numbers too big to ignore..."  So there is a part of me that thinks of a roar as something that is so loud, so big, that it is impossible to ignore it.  No matter what we are doing, or what we are thinking, or what we are busy with, whatever is roaring in our lives is something that we simply cannot ignore.  I will never forget being at the zoo with my children and actually hearing the lion roar.  Right.  Up.  Close.   Seeing that mouth open and hearing the noise that came forth.  It made my heart beat fast and the adrenaline rush throughout my body.  It was so loud that you could hear it everywhere.  It scared the little girls and made them cry and clutch at me for protection.  The roar was literally larger than the lion, and when it was finished, it was followed by a profound silence that echoed throughout the zoo.  Not a bird, not a monkey, not a single noise followed for several moments.  All was hushed, waiting. 

Joel 3:16  The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.
I can't read this scripture without thinking of our experience with the lion.  How the Lord will roar.  He will proceed with a great noise, He will get our attention, but then, in the quiet that follows, He will show us what we need.   He will be our hope and our strength in the times that follow.  
I have come to believe that my trials can be the Lord's type of roaring.  I just need to be willing to wait for the silence that follows.



  1. Beautiful post. Great thoughts here.

  2. C.S. Lewis said, God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.

    Roaring through the megaphone of our trials, He reminds us that He is and that He is there.

    What a great God! :)