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 Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



Share
how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Craft (as in handcraft) (02/08/07)

TITLE: Fashioned by the Master
By David J. Shock
02/12/07


 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 ADD TO MY FAVORITES

Wood shavings covered the entire back porch of the old farm house. Two wooden rocking chairs were moving forward and backward at a lazy pace. Glasses of lemonade were sweating in the hot summer sun, leaving water rings on the railing ledge.

“Grandpa, what are whittling?” John asked as he watched his Grandfather carve a long piece of wood with a pocket knife.

“I am working on turning this unsightly piece of wood into a handcrafted masterpiece.” Grandfather answered with pride. “When I’m finished it will be a walking stick to help me keep my balance.”

“That looks like a lot of work. How long will it take you to finish it?”

“Well, that depends on how hard I work at it and how much time I devote to it.”

“This reminds me of something that takes place in the life of every Christian.” Grandpa continued.

“What’s that Grandpa?”

“You see...” Grandfather said with a smile, “the Christian’s life is being fashioned by the hand of God, kind of like I am fashioning this walking stick.”

“So, you mean God whittles and carved our life?”

“It’s sort of like that, John.” Grandfather sighed, collecting his thoughts. “God whittles the bad things out of our lives. Those things are called sins. Then He carves our lives into the Godly temple that he wants us to be by guiding and directing us.”

“Wow, I never thought of being handcrafted by God himself!” John exclaimed. “Grandpa, we really do serve an awesome God, don’t we?”

“We sure do, John. We sure do!”


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be right now. CLICK HERE

JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


This article has been read 460 times
Member Comments
Member Date
Jacquelyn Horne02/16/07
Good message. Short, but to the point.
Sharlyn Guthrie02/21/07
Your story started well...drew me in. I would like to see this story expanded. Your writing shows potential.
Myrna Noyes02/21/07
Nice, gentle story! I wish it had been developed a bit more, though, with more description and information. (How old was John, etc., so we could "see" the scene better.) Keep writing! :)