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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Outlandish (05/19/11)

TITLE: Arrogant Man Loving God
By Jackie Smithwick
05/25/11


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The most outlandish thing that has happened in this new century must be the prediction that the rapture would occur on May 21, 2011.

I found 242 predictions of the end of time which have been given since the death of my Savior. Of those 110 were given during my lifetime and 15 since the year 2000. I remember many of them, and silly me, has even watched the skies on one or two of those days, wondering if they could come true. Why man continues to elevate himself to think he can outwit God is beyond my understanding.

The most outlandish thing that has happened since the world began is Christ paying manís sin debt

Even with all the faults of man, like lying, steeling, cheating, adultery and even attempting to elevate himself to the highest place of knowledge, God still wants to have a relationship with him. Why He has chosen to give us the chance of redemption is also beyond my understanding.

Outlandish Love

A love so foreign to the heart of man
A love unending beautiful and grand

Amazing love is come to show the way
Because to Bethlehem He arrived one day

To pay the price for all my sin
And free me from the pain within

I will not go down to the pits of hell
I will not of smoke and death smell

For the Son of God took my place
Blood flowed down his lovely face

It feels as if He did it all just for me
But you can know this love thatís free

Give Him your heart and He will come inside
All your ways and pathways will He guide

Then one fine day when time is no more
He will carry you through heavenís door

His arms so strong loving and kind
Will hold you up like non other to find

Please forgive the rhyming lines from this poet
Who can find no other way of which to show it

The love that fills the soulís innermost wish
Is perfect, amazing complete and truly outlandish


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Lisa Fowler05/26/11
Nice writing. Nice poetry! Thanks for sharing.
Beth LaBuff 05/27/11
You know, your last stanza is so very profound and completes your poem beautifully! "The love that fills the soulís innermost wish -- Is perfect, amazing complete and truly outlandish"
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/28/11
I remember being a kid and it was all over the news that on such and such a day the world would end. Mom comforted me by telling me thatpeople have been doing that so many tines and only God knows. It's a nice reminder how arrogant the human race is.

A bit of red ink-in the second paragraph you used has instead have. A trick I use is to take out the words in between the subject and verb. You wouldn't say I has seen. It's an easily fixed mistake.

You really did a beautiful job coming the lovely poem with the story that we can all relate to. Nice job!
Leola Ogle 05/29/11
Good job! God bless!