Resistance – Six Sentence Story

Pond and Maple Tree

“Any God Who makes a difference, any God Who really matters, doesn’t need the path of least resistance. He shows His presence best by choosing the weak and broken, putting them in danger and then protecting them Himself should they accept His assignments.”

Waiting in the bomb shelter Jeremy was worried because he knew he was, like the others down there, broken beyond human repair.  He worried that he would not accept or even recognize any such assignment should one be offered to him and then shamed when he realized that the honor was passed on to someone else. 

Jeremy felt Rachel shivering next to him inside her blanket. He opened his blanket and wrapped it tightly around both of them, holding her close, wondering, after doing so, whether it was possible in this awesome reality they were caught up in to accept and fulfill an assignment without even knowing it.

Linked to Six Sentence Story where Denise offers the prompt word “resistance” to be used in a story of six sentences.

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Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

27 thoughts on “Resistance – Six Sentence Story”

  1. Apparently, Jeremy was not aware that Rachel was his “assignment”. He knew instinctively what to do.
    Strange how perception can shape our reality and occlude what may be obvious to the outside observer.
    Ditto to Mimi and Z&Z.

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  2. This is such a powerful story. I like to think the danger i find myself in is the hand of God, rather than my walking into the middle of it. Its a toss-up. He does give assignments, for me, usually one thing at a time. Small steps to obey.

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    1. I’ve noticed them as small steps as well with some danger that so far has not been greater than I can handle. It is good to get assignments. Thank you, Mary!


  3. Eeeek! “and then shamed when he realized that the honor was passed on to someone else.” so felt that, in half a sentence!


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