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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Christian Baptism (10/18/07)

TITLE: Obedience
By Jennie Atkins
10/22/07


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A chill raced up the girlís spine as she stepped into the water wondering what significance water baptism held for her. She noticed that the water was cool but not cold enough to cause her to shiver. It seemed as if anticipation was tempting the edges of her senses accentuating every small detail around her. As she was gently lowered into the water, the feeling was no different than taking a bath, but ultra spiritual at the same time. Totally trusting, totally obeying, and totally immersing her life and future to God. At that moment, she felt her own helplessness bolstered by Godís power. Rising above the water she took in a deep breath of life and her senses came alive with wonder. Yes, she had been sanctified and forgiven by a loving God years ago, but now out of obedience she had been physically washed clean. This was evidence to her Christian family that she was ready to take the plunge and move into a deeper relationship with the God of love. The water had washed her slate clean yet again. Lifting up holy hands to an awesome God could be her only response. She was one with the maker of heaven and earth.


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Joanne Sher 10/27/07
What a wonderful description of the power of baptism. Keep writing!
LauraLee Shaw10/29/07
You have great skill in your writing. The story was short but packed a lot of punch. It was descriptive, and I could imagine the scene as you described it. Good job!
Terry R A Eissfeldt 10/30/07
You create beautiful word pictures.
Some formatting ( separating of paragraphs ) would make this visually easier to read.
Thank you for sharing and welcome aboard.

Seema Bagai 10/30/07
You have painted a beautiful picture in just a few words.
Anothervoice Sunstar10/30/07
The awareness of the meaning of water baptism came too quickly. In the first sentence the MC is wondering what this act means at all. Three sentences later, the MC is totally submitting and obeying. A little sudden. You have a great writing style, build the reader's involvement a little longer to allow acceptance of such a dramatic character change.