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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Up and Down (04/02/09)

TITLE: From Down to Up
By Margaret Kearley
04/04/09


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From Down to Up



For 18 years her eyes were cast
Downwards, in helpless plight.
Body and spirit both held fast
In Satan’s bondage, tight.

The glistening trees, the pearly sky
Were not for her to see.
The dusty ground, feet passing by,
Her forced reality.

But still she shuffled, bent in two,
To worship God above.
In synagogue maybe her view
Could see the Lord of love.

Then came one life-transforming day
She heard the kindest voice,
Call out to her in such a way
That made her heart rejoice.

She felt His hands, she heard Him speak
With love’s authority.
These words reached to her body weak
‘Dear Woman, You’re set free.’

Immediately, she straightened tall
And looked into the face
Of Jesus Christ, the Lord of all -
O What amazing grace!

Her heart and voice were filled with praise
To Him who’d set her free.
She’d praise Him throughout all her days
Then for eternity.

Our sin deforms and bends us low
In dark depravity.
Our Saviour calls – O to Him go
And know He’s set you free.

Look up, with childlike trust each day,
Look up, know more His love,
Look up, He’ll lead you all the way
To glorious Heaven above.


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Janice Fitzpatrick04/09/09
Oh, this is so beautiful. It just flows. Unfortanately, I didn't get my entry done in time but it was fun trying. Keep on writing with your heart. This is tender and really ministered to me. God bless
Patricia Herchenroether04/09/09
Very beautiful; my heart is swelling with emotion. Can't wait to see who wrote this.
Brian Haugrud04/09/09
Very nice.
vincent lyons04/11/09
I like this. Keep on writing to the glory of God. I love it when scripture is faithfully used in these challenges. God bless, Vince.
Jan Ackerson 04/11/09
Excellent poem, with superb rhyme and meter, wonderful story-telling.

I'd urge you to resist the over-used rhyme of 'love' and 'above'--it's ubiquitous in Christian poetry. You're an excellent poet--reach beyond the usual!

This is one of the best poems I've read this week.