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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: "Splash" 4-11-13 Deadline (04/04/13)

TITLE: The Edge of a Dock
By Kristine Baker
04/06/13


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Stand at the edge of a dock and watch in awe how the wind forms waves in the calm water.

Stand at the edge of a dock and dip a toe into the calm water. Ripples form and move away farther than the eye can see.

Stand at the edge of a dock and jump into the calm water. From the splash, droplets have been distributed in every direction.

That is a condensed version of the New Testament. As Jesus began his ministry, he was making changes in people’s lives that they could not explain even as they watched the lame walk, the blind see and the skin of the leper heal. John the Baptist immersed new believers in the water and they became the start of a ripple-effect of believers to follow after them. The splash was Jesus dying on the cross. He promised to send the Holy Spirit to strengthen believers as they go to all ends of the earth spreading the Word (droplets).

Stand at the edge of a dock and what do you do?


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Judith Gayle Smith04/11/13
Engrossing. Love this and love its message . . .
Nancy Bucca 04/12/13
Excellent work here. You make us stop and think about what a splash is all about. This is concise, well written, and draws a word picture to which we can all relate.
CD Swanson 04/15/13
This was a total delight and hauntingly beautiful in its simplicity, yet prolific in its meaning. Very poetic, and moving.

Thank you. God bless~
Michelle Knoll 04/16/13
Totally love this. Very thought provoking. Good job!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/17/13
This is a fascinating allegory. I really liked the way you used the repetition, it worked quite well. I struggle a bit with the words this is a condensed version of the New Testament as it could be misleading to new believers. I think if you had just started like something along this line it might have been closer to what you are trying to show: Much like a rock causes ripples, Jesus caused ripples when he began his ministry.It's a little thing, but might make a big difference to some. I do think you did a great job of incorporating the topic into your piece. You did draw me in right away with an air of mystery, standing at the edge of the dock. Your message is a great one and much like the rock dropped into the water will ripple outwards and touch more people than you can ever imagine. Keep writing, you have stories in you that only you can tell. Good job.