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
  



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: Dropout (05/12/11)

TITLE: Who Qualifies?
By Grace Merkey
05/15/11


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

Who Qualifies?

From heaven, the devil dropped out,
Ever since, his evil to spout.
He caused Adam and Eve to sin,
Become drop-outs from the garden.

When Cain killed his brother Abel,
He dropped out of God’s Grace as well.
Moses from Egypt did drop-out.
When God led him by a special route.

Naaman dropped out of Syria
To meet Elisha’s criteria.
Dropped into the muddy Jordan,
So his skin became spic and span.

Job had to drop out of his role.
He lost everything but his soul.
After testing, God did restore
All that he had and even more.

David dropped out of a shepherd’s role
To Jerusalem, in control.
Daniel did not drop out from prayer
Dropped in and out of a lion’s lair.

Early Christians were drop-outs too.
The rigid laws just would not do.
Paul made a dramatic drop-out.
Surely this is true without doubt.

Martin Luther dropped out as well,
Of reformation he did tell.
Puritans dropped out of Europe.
Religious freedom was their hope.
.
Many other drop outs there are.
They come from near, they come from far.
Their reasons may be good or not.
God knows about that, we cannot.

When Jesus out of heaven dropped,
Other drop-outs he certainly topped.
Because our Father loved us so,
He sent His Son this love to show.

By faith in Him we can drop-out
Of sin, into fellowship, devout.
What kind of drop-out will you be?
Will you be glad your Savior to see


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 225 times
Member Comments
Member Date
Verna Mull05/19/11
Hey, this was really a neat Bible study, and a lot of thought there. A great ending.
Janice Fitzpatrick05/20/11
Creative way of using the theme. I like this! Thx for the clever way of unfolding Bible and Christian history. Well done!
diana kay05/21/11
i like the concept and the progression it could be a cool way of teaching and revising bible stories and church history for children.
some of the rhyming jarred a bit, it is sometimes hard to squeeze the facts into simple a 2,2 rhyme and maybe if you had used a different pattern the rhyme woulds would have been easier.
Debra Burchett 05/21/11
I read poetry, but just can't seem to write it, I loved yours!

The bible reminders were great, seems like there is always some way to link the Bible to current life. Thanks
Bonnie Bowden05/22/11
Clever use of the theme and poem. It covered so many people in the Bible. Well done.
Lisa Fowler05/24/11
I enjoyed your different take on the theme. It would have been easy to "pigeon hole" a story given this theme. Good job for thinking outside of the box.