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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Rich (04/26/12)

TITLE: My Time Is Near
By pam Leitermann


I opened my eye's I thought of Him, but the Son of man hath not where to lay His head (Matt 8:20) fill me Lord before I get out of this rolled bed
I reach for my tattered robe it's rolled under my head I stretched my arms toward the morning sky I got up on my old knees and thanked Him for what I've seen.

I picked my bedding up and packed it I tied my robe around my waist expecting rain today so they say I look for new and higher ground a place to stay dry,
I Looked down at my old dirty sandals I thought of Him and the twelve, shake the dust off your feet. (Matt: 10:14)

The brown bag was laying there I opened it, half a sandwich "oh bless it Lord!" I get to eat I thought of Him, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (Matt 4:4)

I walk on to my favorite bench I found a bottle of water, the cap was sealed! "oh Lord I get to drink!" I thought of Him, he that believeth on me shall never thirst, (John 19:28) It's raining and time to move to drier ground, the rain rolled off the plastic tarp I put over my robe.

It reminds me of tears falling from His eyes and the water pouring from His side I thought of Him! Crying tears of blood in the garden! Abba! Father! take this cup from me (Mark:14:36)

This is the day you made, I am full and dry and do not thirst I'm blessed and very rich I thought of Him Behold the birds of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? (Matt 6:26)

The rain has stopped the sun is out I feel the warmth on my face and I cry out, "oh!" but I have nothing to fear I know my time is near I thought of Him, I know
I will sit at His feet, and I know my tears will be all wiped away and I'll wear my new robe and lay my crown down at His feet.

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C D Swanson 05/03/12
Beautifully done and said. This is a lovely piece, poetic and wonderful in form and a powerful devotional.

Thanks. God Bless~
Jeanette Oestermyer05/03/12
A lovely and, yes, beautiful thought. I think of Him all day long.
I like the way you worked the phrase in so well, just when it was needed.

Good job, Janice85
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/04/12
This is really beautiful and such a clever twist on the topic.

My only complaint is the lack of punctuation in spots interrupted the flow of this delightful piece.

I thought it quite clever to go through different parts of the MC's day and relate a Bible verse to that section. This is a creative and fresh take on the topic. The best riches in the world can be found amongst the words of the Bible.
Jody Day 05/05/12
I enjoyed this piece; on topic, unique, and meaningful. I was distracted by the lack of punctuation. It could almost be a free verse poem.

Nicely done!
Kristine Baker05/05/12
Great writing! I am a stickler for punctuation and I think this could have used a few.
lynn gipson 05/08/12
Oh this was lovely, my heart is always with the homeless and the way God seems to take care of their needs. God Bless you for this....absolutely beautiful..and touched my heart. Great.