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
  

Four Ways For A Christian Writer To Win A Publishing Package HERE



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: Bitter and Sweet (05/28/09)

TITLE: The Offering
By Mia DeBruyne
06/03/09


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

The morning had come and Sarah awoke in a deep state of peace. Her dreams danced before her eyes in a state of splendor and beauty. She saw herself as if she were an angel kneeling before God. Her arms were outstretched with an offering in her hands. The offering was precious in God’s sight, but what exactly that offering was, Sarah did not know. It appeared to be glistening, holy, and pure, but also very small. Sarah gave thanks to God for His gift of peace and went about her day.

Sarah was a mother with a typical daily list of chores. Her work gave her joy. Soon she would be a new mother again, for a new baby was going to be added to their happy home. Sarah was filled with happiness on this otherwise ordinary day.

It wasn’t long before the supper dishes were done and the children were asleep in bed. Another day had come and gone when all of a sudden, Sarah felt fear and the unfortunate signs were there. The new baby was in danger and Sarah sought help. “Dear Lord,” she prayed as she entered the hospital emergency room, “please take care of my baby.” Sarah now understood the offering in her early morning dream as she handed the life she carried over to God’s most loving and capable hands.

In the hospital, tests were run, the doctors showed concern, and an empathetic nurse offered her own story of love and loss as Sarah was told that her baby had died. Some may ask “If there is a God, why does He allow suffering?” Well, Sarah knows deep in her heart an answer that gives her peace in all times.

Sarah accepted in humility all the love God offered her through the caring nurse and concerned doctors. Sarah knew that in all loss and suffering, God would set her free from any fear that kept her tied to the security of this world. Sarah knew that each painful memory would give her another chance to surrender into a deeper state of trust in God. Sarah loved being a child of God because when all others failed to comfort her, God was there.

That night as Sarah rested upon her own bed, she envisioned the beauty of her early morning offering and she prayed, “Dear Lord, some are just too good for this world. I offer my baby to you, my God, and I hope we will always serve you well. Amen.“


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 212 times
Member Comments
Member Date
Jeanne E Webster 06/07/09
What a beautiful story! Its peace flows outwardly and hugs the reader's heart. Thank you for such a nice perspective on a poignant event.

diana kay06/11/09
lovely. "dreams danced"!