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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Write in the ADVENTURE genre (05/24/07)

By Yulanda Ridge


They were small – probably small enough to fit into prayer-cupped hands. Flittingly, excitedly, they flew around Conception, the angel of beginnings… eagerly awaiting their turn. Each second, with a gentle ‘Whoooosh…’ hundreds of them were, almost randomly, ‘sucked’ down to earth to start their unique journeys – deep within secret, hidden, warm wombs…

“Please tell us again, what awaits us?” one sparkling little waiting soul asked the angel. “And will we really not remember any of this here, until we return? …if we return?”

“Oh my dear little one…

“You are about to embark on the greatest adventure that anyone here in heaven will have the opportunity to experience first-hand, save the Son Himself.” Conception said. “The Father has a special plan for each of you, and He so wants you to fulfill your purpose so that you can return to be rewarded and remain with Him for all eternity, where no eye has seen and no ear has heard what He has prepared for those of you who overcome! Only… it all depends on you, and the choices you make while down there on earth. The choices of others will affect you in the strongest ways, but in the end it’s up to you, especially the longer you stay there…

“Things are not easy down there. Some of you will endure extreme hardships. Others will seem to be blessed to arrive in wonderful, God-fearing families. Some will have great earthly comforts. Others will have near nothing. Sadly, some of you will be back within just a few weeks as ‘skilled doctors’ “help” your mothers… (to exterminate your little life just beginning within her)”, Conception whispered under his breath.

“Some of you will grow up in families trying their best to lovingly guide you into making right choices in life… Oh please listen to them!? Those years between 13 and 25 can be the most torrential, as your fellow peers try to involve you in eternally dangerous choices that they’ve fallen for! Please don’t…! Please search for and find His Word down there and live according to the Truth you find in it. Wisdom will be searching for you too. Truth has already made a way back to the Father for each human who believes in Him…

“An angel will be assigned to each one of you… recording everything… for your personal journal-book up here… for the Father to see and for all to read in eons to come… The only precious thing that will be able to blot out the mistakes that you might make, if you truly repent, is the precious, scarlet blood of the Lamb… Please don’t take it for granted…! It is so costly, indescribably more than ANY earthly treasure… It came at a huge price…

“The price was His life…

“His life for yours…

“Oh, if only you were able to remember this… If only you were able to remember what it is that you’ll be giving up if you choose to live for the dark side…

“But you won’t even know that I’ve tried to warn you with this, little ones…

“There… there… No glistening tears…” Conception smiled kindly. “Those are reserved for earth only… until at the end He wipes them all away…

“Only ‘remember’ this: ~

“PURPOSE in your hearts to find the WAY. The TRUTH will be there, shouting to you from the corners of the streets! Hearken your ears! It will be LIFE, and that in abundance for you, until you are called home at the end…

“There will only remain FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE… these three… but remember LOVE in your great journey of adventure down on the planet called earth… it is the single most important ‘stuff of life’. It is what will carry you. It is what you will be judged by. It is the currency of Heaven, currency to use for His glory down there......


There it was again…

The time had come for the little soul to begin its journey of adventure that will have eternal ramifications and consequences…

Heaven is watching, witnessing behind a great cloud…

So….? What will your life show?

After all, this is the greatest of adventures…

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Jan Ackerson 06/01/07
A precious little allegory, would make a good dramatic reading.

I'm not sure you need the little address to the reader at the end--maybe a bit anti-climactic. Trust your writing (it's very good) to stir up those questions in the reader.
Trevas Walker06/02/07
I very much enjoyed reading this

Your article made me think of
1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (NIV)

Kristen Hester06/02/07
What a very interesting and creative thought. This was very nice.
Brandi Michel06/02/07
This story truly gripped me. It was thought provoking; as it made me rifle through my own life choices as I read. Great creativity.
Anne Linington06/05/07
Very well written; keeps attention to the end- not sure of pre-existence in heaven, but the ideas are great.
Marilee Alvey06/10/07
I was a judge this week and really enjoyed your story! Keep it up!