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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Green (10/22/09)

TITLE: Changes?
By Charles Eldredge
10/27/09


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As fall settles in, the leaves on the trees change colors. Beautiful orange, yellow, brown and red highlights appear, the tones stunning enough to cause the phenomena known as ‘leaf-peeping”. This change; however, quickly gives way to the leaves falling off of the trees completely, all in preparation for the arrival of the early darkness and the bitter chills of winter.

As winter overtakes the country, the days are short and the nights are long. The sun, when it penetrates the clouds only exists for a few hours a day. People are forced to stay inside as much as possible, with only the brave facing the cold, bitter weather for long periods of time.

As everyone sits inside, using whatever means of warmth is on hand, thoughts turn to the time when winter ends and spring returns. Discussions start to revolve around the excitement that comes with seeing the first bit of new grass growing, the way it sprouts, green and full of new life.

When spring does arrive, everyone is happy to see that the signs of life have returned. They know that they will be able to get out, stretch, and just feel the warmth of the sun beating down on them.

Unfortunately, many of these people, anxious to get back into the warm weather and enjoy the lush green of the trees and grass in bloom, do not realize that they are still trapped in the winter. Their lives are surrounded by the cold and bitter ways of the world. No matter what the season outside is, the darkness is long-lasting and the light is virtually non-existent.

For those of us that have turned our lives over to Christ, this is not the case. We are in the wonderful position of always having light, bright and eternal, keeping the darkness at bay. Even when we are surrounded by several feet of snow, we have the privilege of feeling warmth, being able to always bask in the radiance of the Son.

I would like to thank you Father; thank you for Calvary and the sacrifice made by your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you for your wonderful plan that gave us eternal life through the Precious Blood, washing our sins away and making us new creatures. Thank you for the knowledge that when our time comes, we will be able to join you, your Son, the Holy Spirit, and all of the saints in New Jerusalem, worshipping and praising you for ever and ever. Amen!


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Shellie Bailey10/29/09
AMEN!! Excellent way to compare the light and dark with winter and spring. keep up the good work.
Laura Manley11/01/09
I like this very much. Good analogies.