Recently, I have joined a writers group. We meet monthly via zoom. We have the opportunity to share experiences, learn from one another and read our work for others to comment on.
Over the past two sessions I have been learning about “flash writing.” You have 10 minutes to write a piece. The organizer uses a Random Word Generator to select a single word and ….off you go.
The word we were given was “Counter”. This is my “flash” piece……
In my mind, I think of the counter I fitted to my bike as a teenager. Each revolution of the wheel was converted into miles. Every clunk of the counter made me one revolution closer to my target.
In some way shape or form, counters are an important part of all our lives. Whether the step counter on our smart watches or, the targets we have to achieve for work. Even in writing, I find myself looking at the word counter to see if I am achieving the magic number.
I don’t think God has a counter.
He deals in one’s.
The one lost sheep.
The one prodigal.
The one coin.
God does not do counters, because each one is precious.