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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: The Reason for the Season of Christmas (12/04/08)

TITLE: Special Delivery
By William Stevenson
12/06/08


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In a galaxy not so far away the prince of darkness ruled the dark planet. The planet had not always been in darkness for the Creator had prepared it as a pleasant planet for its inhabitants. The prince of darkness had persuaded the first inhabitants to receive a microchip implant at the base of the skull saying, “Once you receive this implant you will be as wise as the Creator Himself and be His equal.”

In fact this implant, code name, ‘System Implant Notoriety’ or S.I.N., gave the prince of darkness control over them as his subjects. The people could not understand why they could not do the things they knew were right and could not help doing the things they knew they should not. The Creator had visited them in mercy and offered advice and ways to correct their dilemma, but they remained chained through the implanted micro chip to the prince of darkness.
Creator chose messengers among them to warn them of the foolishness of the things they were doing. These messengers they persecuted and destroyed even though they knew the messages were true. They could not break free of their S.I.N.

Every newborn baby was automatically implanted with a microchip at birth and all must succumb to S.I.N.’s control. As a result darkness covered the whole planet and the people became comfortable living in darkness. To all who learned about this planet it seemed there was no hope. All who had S.I.N. must die for that was the natural result.

From time to time there were heroes who rose up to challenge the prince of darkness and his armies and, although there seemed some modicum of success, eventually, they too were killed and got rid of. This meant that the majority remained under the rulers of darkness, enslaved by S.I.N. For four thousand years the rulers of darkness held the planet under their control. They used some as playthings, driving them to hurt one another, and even themselves at times.

The inhabitants of the dark planet invented religions to give them comfort and hope, Creator, through His messengers, promised one day to set them free from slavery. He said, “Listen, one of your virgins will have a child, who will be “My Son” and He will set you free.” The messengers gave many detailed signs of this coming one, but the people did not understand them. The messengers chose to live lives apart from the others and spent long hours talking to the Creator. The dark rulers tried to cut off this communication and deny the reality of their message.

Then it happened, just as they had promised. A child was born of a virgin mother in a village called Bethlehem. The authorities tried to destroy the child but he was hidden from them in another land and when his family returned they kept him hidden. This child grew and showed the world that He was the promised one by many signs and wonders. The rulers of darkness were powerless over Him for He had no S.I.N. He set many free from sin, sickness and even death. He was very light itself that shines brightly in the darkness and cannot be overcome.
They hounded Him, the rulers, the religious ones and the very powers of darkness themselves, but He had been chosen to put an end to their authority. Just the touch of His hand or the sound of His word and the microchips power was broken.

His offer to each one was that, if they would believe in Him, they could be free. The rulers of darkness, the religious and the planet’s authorities finally crucified Him as a criminal and buried Him. They thought it was all over. But He conquered death and came back to rally His armies and send them out to tell all who would call upon His name that the power of S.I.N. would be destroyed in their lives. Today there are thousands that have experienced this victory. All over the world once a year they set aside a day to remember His coming into the dark planet to set His people free. At this time the whole world celebrates and, while many of them either do not know or have forgotten the reason for this celebration, not just for a day but for many weeks they celebrate this tremendous event: the day Creator sent His deliverer to this dark planet for all who would receive Him.
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Tasha Reed12/11/08
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