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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Note (02/07/13)

TITLE: Love, Me
By Ron Barnes


When I was a professional musician, we used to play and sing a song called ďLove, MeĒ. You can find it on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycze0tiMAPw. The song is about a note from a girl to her boyfriend written many years ago. The chorus of the song goes like this:

If you get there before I do, donít give up on me.
Iíll meet you when my chores are through. But I donít know how long Iíll be.
But Iím not gonna let you down. Just you wait and see.
So between now and then, till I see you again, Iíll be loving you.
Love, Me

In my lifetime, many of my friends and relatives have gone on to our fatherís kingdom. I wish I could have performed this song for them before I lost them. Unfortunately, I did not have that opportunity. If I had had the chance, I would have liked to reassure them that, although they got there before me, they still live within my heart. I still remember the love we had for each other and the joys we shared. Someone once said that, as long as people live in your heart, they never really die. If that is true, then the people who have blessed me throughout my life will always be with me.

I also like to believe that, just as they are live within my spirit, I am still alive within theirs. We have all heard stories of spirits returning to their favorite places. I even received a letter from a young lady who believed she was being visited by the spirit of her deceased boyfriend. You can find it at http://opng8.org/ghostlyencounter.html. As I told the writer, and just like the lady in the song, we all have chores to do before we rejoin our Father. But we should never let the cares of the moment distract us from loving Him. It also wouldnít hurt to let Him know every now and then that, although we may still be occupied with the chores He has set before us, we will indeed be loving him.

We might also consider this as a letter from Jesus to us. He has not yet returned for us but that does not mean we should give up on Him. He will return for us when our chores are through. And between now and then, till I see Him again, Iíll be loving Him.

Love, Me

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Emily Ritter02/15/13
I really like the song you use in your piece. The lyrics are beautiful. I also like how you refer to Jesus returning to us. Thank you for writing about spirits. Lately I've been having many conversations with friends about ghosts, and I have been considering writing about the topic of spirits of loved ones visiting us after they die, but I feel uncomfortable approaching this subject because I don't know how to discuss it faithfully, without drawing too far outside the lines of the bible. Thanks for bringing this up for discussion.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/16/13
This is a lovely piece. I know just what you mean about the person still living on in your heart. I think some people may not agree with everything, but that's okay. Pieces like this are designed to get a person thinking and praying and figuring out what God is putting on their heart. I think we take a little bit of everyone we meet and in exchange we give them a little part of ourselves. Keep writing and making people think. Good job.
C D Swanson 02/18/13
This was an interesting and well written entry. I enjoyed it. Thank you.

God bless~