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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Valley (08/10/06)

TITLE: Valley of Dryness
By Angela Logsdon
08/15/06


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Lord, where are you! Will you be back soon? I cannot see you. I no longer feel your presence near. You have been gone so long that I cannot recall the sound of your voice. I miss the soft gentle promptings of your spirit.

My lips bleed, cracked from the sun’s heat beating down on me. My tongue swollen and throat dry. My soul is parched and longing for a cool drink from you. You hold the cup of salvation in your tender and merciful hands. Have mercy on me, my Lord and savior. My bones are brittle and dehydrated. My vision blurred from the heat of the sun.

I am walking through a dry and barren land. I wander aimlessly through this dry place. I find no relieve or shelter from this path of dryness. I burn from lack of water. My skin blistered from the heat. I long for the water buried deep within your presence. How far must I travel before I reach the end of this valley and stand at the base of the next mountain?

I see a mirage, a tree, and a river.

I run toward it.

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water…(Psalm 1:3 KJV)


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Jan Ackerson 08/17/06
Very atmospheric writing--I liked it, and the symbolism was very good.

I wondered about the "mirage" at the end, though. Seems like you were running toward something real.

Very visual writing, nicely done.
Rhonda Clark 08/23/06
This is really cool. I like how you show our need for God.
lynn potter10/17/08
AMEN! It is great to know that we are not alone while in the valley wilderness, that others walk that path as well. I just wrote today to a friend concerning this very thing. thank you!