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: Fragrance (10/24/05)

TITLE: HEAVENLY SCENT and sent
By Randy Shaffer
10/30/05


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

We can spend many many hours,
In a garden full of pretty flowers,
Or with a person who smells just right,
Oh what a Heavenly scent and sight.

We all enjoy a home cooked meal,
Time with family is the real deal,
Or holding a new puppy real tight,
Oh what a Heavenly scent and sight.

The bakery smells can make us sing,
Or the local Gab & Eat in the morning,
Talking while eating out is a real delite,
Oh what a Heavenly scent and sight.

Riding through the woods on a bike,
What will Heaven really smell like?
We can be sure itll be just right,
Oh what a Heavenly scent and sight.

What is the fragrance of real love?
Imagine seeing the descending doves,
Or Gods glory that is so bright,
Oh what a Heavenly scent and sight.

Maybe its sharing His Amazing Grace,
And seeing a good friends face
as they finally see the Light,
Oh what a Heavenly scent, and sight.


2 Corinthians 2:14-17 (NRSV)
But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing him. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? For we are not peddlers of God's word like so many; but in Christ we speak as persons of sincerity, as persons sent from God and standing in his presence.

Verse 17 calls for the following thoughts about the We of this passage:

Instead of saying, Ill be praying for you.
We just do it, we pray with and for you. Too many well intentioned people say it, but dont pray it. Just do it!

Instead of saying, Let us know if you something.
We say, can we bring meals to you? Or, can we call or come visit with you, or meet for a meal or coffee? Does your grass need cut? How can we help you? What needs can we meet? If the needs are obvious, then we just do what we can to meet those needs.
Just do it!

Friends, lets be people of sincerity! We can be part of the We of this passage. Lets spread the fragrance that comes from knowing him. Oh what a Heavenly scent and sight.


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 456 times
Member Comments
Member Date
dub W11/01/05
Some difficulty here with foced rhymes, count your beats and look at the stanzas for careful constuction. This is a good start. Keep writing.
Jan Ackerson 11/02/05
The poem and the article didn't really seem to go together, but both are lovely ways to look at the topic of "fragrance."
Nina Phillips11/03/05
I was trying to relate the poem to the following scripture and essay. I found that those things mentioned in the poem could be found in the just do it section. (LOL) Very nice, keep writing. God bless ya, littlelight