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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Wow! (03/11/10)

TITLE: In The Silence
By W. Yvonne Birnell


Last night, I laid there in bed with this vision of Jesus standing before me. He reached out his nail scared hand and said, “Come with me.”

Slowly I rose from my bed and took his hand. “Where are we going?” I wanted to ask, but just could not get the words to come out.

As my hand entered his, there was a sudden burst of energy. I felt myself rushing further and further away from the cares of this world. Higher and higher we climbed, until we were in total silence. I breathed deeply of this wonderful sensation and thought to myself; this must be what true freedom really feels like.

There in silence, above all the chaos of this world, he revealed to me true peace and joy. Then he looked me in the eyes and asked, “Do you know what the greatest power in the universe is?”

I answered, “G_d”

He gently squeezed my hand and smiled. Then he asked, “Who is G_d?”

I said, “G_d is the creator of heaven and earth and the sea and all that they contain.”

“That is what he did.” Jesus said, “Do you want to know who he is?”

I shook my head yes and this is the story Jesus put into my mind that night about who G_d, our father, is and why he is the greatest power.

G_d is Love. Love is the greatest power. You were made in the image of love. This is why the Holy Scriptures were given to you. They tell you about who you are, where you came from and the power that lives inside you. They also tell about the pit-falls of being in the world and how to avoid them. Paul wrote about the power of love in his letter to Corinth, do you remember? As I sat there the words of Paul came to mind and I saw them as plain as day.

(1Co 13:1-13) 1. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not love, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Love suffers long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil; 6 Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 Bears all things, believeth all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child; I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13 And now abides faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. - RKJNT

Now study and learn this scripture and understand its meaning;
(Eph 5:1) 1. Therefore be imitators of G_d, as dear children; - RKJNT

The last thing Jesus imparted to me that night was this; Go now and grow into Love’s child as you were created to be.

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Joanne Sher 03/19/10
Wow is right!! What a wonderful experience. Thank you for sharing it with us.
AnneRene' Capp03/19/10
Great message...Love!
Your story caused me to imagine this world without any other interactions between one another, except for...patience and kindness. WOW!
Jan Ackerson 03/20/10
What a stunning vision!

Be careful of commonly mistaken words: I caught lay/laid and scared/scarred in the first paragraph.

I love your title--it fits your piece perfectly.
Donna Wolther03/22/10
Amen. I love that passage and have studied it alot myself. Love.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 03/25/10
Congratulations on placing in the top 12 in your level!