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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Risk (05/17/12)

TITLE: Trust
By A B
05/20/12


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Enigma to some yet known to none
Hedging the risks, playing it safe
The book, firmly closed lay gathering dust
Alone and falling apart on the shelf

A chapter on weakness, another on fear
Vulnerability, guilt and shame
Anger and bitterness came in succession
The final stages yet to be penned

The owner was kind and marked by compassion
He bought it with riches too great to be known
Yet fear and distrust that marred the pages
Rendered it fragile and useless to him

Then one night he took and opened the book
Tender and patient with utmost of care
In loving compassion he blotted the pages
Tore out some chapters, and wrote them anew

He gave them the titles of Faith, Hope and Love
Words from his pen flowed fully and free
Others left blank he marked, Faithfulness,
Fruitfulness, Holiness, Patience, Obedience and Peace

The footnote said; I have known shame and rejection,
Betrayal and hurt, was forsaken by all
Let go and Let God, by his Spirit he'll fill you
Your future and all yield entirely to Him

He cares, His compassions are new ever morning
His mercies, abundant forever endure
He loves with a love beyond all human measure
Faithful and limitless tender and pure

19-05-12

To trust a human being is to risk many things. To trust God is life, joy and peace.


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CD Swanson 05/24/12
Good job with this entry. I enjoyed the entire piece. And, I especially LOVED the last line...that delivered a powerful message.

Thank you. God Bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/28/12
This is quite beautiful. How true your words are. There were a couple of spots I had to reread. Adding a comma on the line about the book, firmly closed, after the word closed would help the flow.The last line was exquisite.I really enjoyed this.
lynn gipson 05/29/12
well written and interesting. God Bless
Jody Day 05/30/12
Beautiful! Thank you for a compelling message.
A B05/31/12
Thank you for the words of encouragement. Shann, I agree and really appreciate the constructive crit. I knew immediately, as I read again with fresh eyes when it was published last Thursday, and cringed. There is a lot I would change, as with most of my other challenge entries. Shame they can't be edited or deleted. A lesson in posting in haste - again! I may rework it, even just the punctuation (not a strong point) and post under articles.