Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
THE CRITIQUE CIRCLE

BACK TO
CRITIQUE CIRCLE

INSTRUCTIONS
COMPLETE
INSTRUCTIONS HERE

CRITIQUE GUIDELINES

CRITIQUE TIPS

HELP TOUR

It's easy to critique the works of others and get your work critiqued. Just follow the steps below:

1) Post your first piece.

2) You must then critique the work of another member to post another piece yourself.

3) For each critique you give, you earn 1 credit that can be used to post another one of your writings.

4) You can build up credits to be used at another time by giving critiques to others.
Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST





TITLE: Out of Darkness
By dee smith
10/31/11
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 SEND ARTICLE TO A FRIEND

written for others who hurt.
I begin in darkness. It is all I know. It is lonely, but in a strange way comfortable. There is pain, yet it is my painófamiliar. I stumble along trying to figure out why I am here. Where am I going? I am vaguely aware of a person or concept called God. But I have no idea how to get to God or relate to Him. Off in the distance I see a light. This is a strange new sight as I am used to my darkness. The Light calls out to me to come. I am unsure and afraid. What will I find in the Light. Will I be exposed? Is it safe? I hesitate. I look around and all I see is darkness and the familiar pain. What have I got to lose? So I turn toward the Light and take a step. Iíve only taken one step yet the Light seems so much brighter now. Is it moving toward me? Should I turn and run? What have I gotten myself into? Is there an escape? Fear seems to overwhelm me, yet I am drawn to the Light like a moth to the flame. I stop and wait to see what will happen. The Light stops and calls out to me again to come and not be afraid. The Light desires good for me. The Light says I love you. What is love? What are the conditions, the rules. How do I relate to this infinite Light that now fills my view? Part of me wants to run, yet another part wants to stay. I look up and ask if it is okay to just stay here for a moment. The Light is patient and waits for me. I get used to the experience and wonder what else is contained in the Light. Do I dare take another step? I find a Person in the Light.
Who are you?
I am Jesus, come with Me for I have much to show you and I long for you to be with Me.
Are You sure? I look down and realize I am covered with filth. No, I canít come with You Ė look at me.
Donít worry. I will clean you up and give you a robe of righteousness to wear.
Why? Why would you do that?
Because I love you.
Whatís love?
Come I will show you. You will be safe in Me.
So we begin to walk. My finite mind trying to understand the Infinite. I am overwhelmed. It seems to easy, surely there must be rules boundaries, something I can grasp. So I build a box and all that I cannot explain I put into the box I have labeled God.
I turn and waunder off. Knowing that my God box is safe. Iíve built it very strong and large, or so I think. I turn and find the box torn apart.
The Light says ďIím bigger than thatĒ.
I am afraid. Have I angered the Light? Will He leave me? Where would I go? I do not want to go back to the darkness.
The Light says, Itís okay. I know your heart. Trust Me.
I ask if I can just crawl in His lap and rest awhile. I am too overwhelmed. How could He possibly love me that much?
Yes. I want to hold you and protect you. Come to Me and let me put my arms around you, hold you and love you.
Wow! What an experience. How can I describe it? I am at peace. Now I feel comfortable to continue on the journey. I still donít have a clue where I am going, but it is alright for now.
The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
YOUR CREDITS

LOGIN HERE




REMINDER:

REMEMBER, this is a Critique Circle. Please try to give a critique to receive a critique. If you do not want to give any critiques, you can use the REGULAR ARTICLE SUBMISSION area. If you are unsure about how to critique, please use the CRITIQUE GUIDELINES and CRITIQUE TIPS.

VIEWING CRITIQUES:

To view your critiques that you receive on any writing, login to your account and click "CRITIQUE CIRCLE MANAGEMENT" to view all of your critiques and edit each piece. Then, click "VIEW CRITIQUES" next to the article title to view critiques on that piece. Comments on all of your writings when using the Critique Circle will not be displayed publicly as regular and writing challenge articles. They can only be viewed by accessing them from your account.