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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Expose (08/22/13)

TITLE: Finding the Light
By olivia lesko


In a garden at dusk appeared angels in fluorescent white.
Their faces were young and their peaceful smiles showed delight.
In their hands were bright lanterns illumining the night.
Eerie silence filled the fresh air.
The angles hung the lanterns in trees with care.
From afar, a stranger looked towards the garden—he saw the lights.
He thought to himself, “Maybe it’s a city alive and bright?”
“Or maybe just stars against the night?”
The stranger was attracted to the glow.
Light was something that he had never known.
He turned towards the garden on a cobblestone path,
When suddenly he heard a sinister laugh.
Then a whisper taunted his ear—
“Turn back! Turn back!”—The stranger froze in fear.
Someone was trying to tempt him not to go.
He heard the wind howl—it started to blow.
Ha gazed towards the lights—they continued to glow.
The stranger made up his mind—
Light was what he was searching to find.
He rushed towards the lanterns as fast as he could.
He knew they’d keep shining. He had faith that they would.
When he reached the garden he looked around.
He saw angels with glowing faces, but they didn’t utter a sound.
The stranger asked, “Where do these lights come from?”
The angels motioned for him to come.
They whispered with a song in their voice, “The lights come from up above,”
“They are sent from the God of abundant love.”
“God has sent us to shine our lights, so that others may see--,”
“The wonders of His Majesty!”
“You too may shine a light,”
“If you believe in Him, and set your life right.”
Mist wrapped around the silence in the air.
The lanterns shown in the stranger’s eyes with a glare.
The stranger opened his mouth, but no sound came out.
He glanced at the angels—he was in doubt.
“But,” said the stranger, “I am lost and have never seen the light.”
“Why does it shine a light so bright?”
There was a pause, and a chill ran through the stranger’s spine.
He told himself, “I want a light to be mine!”
An angel spoke—“The lights shine so the lost can find their way,”
“So they don’t have to live in darkness another day!”
The stranger knelt down and cried out to the Lord,
“I am a sinner lost in this dark world!”
“At last I have found a light!”
“A light that shines so bright!”
“I want to help others to find this light,”
“So that they are no longer lost, and they live their lives right!”
The angels helped the stranger to his feet.
The lights burned and blazed; the stranger felt the heat.
Then an angle spoke, “You are now not a stranger, for you have a light within,”
“Go tell the lost world about the love of Him!”
“His saving grace can rescue all that are lost in sin.”
You my friend are now born again!”
“It is now time for us to go, but we will leave you with a light,”
In Heaven someday we will reunite!”
The man went on his way with his light.
He would never ever forget that night.
In this dark world are you a light?
Do you tell others about Jesus Christ?
He is coming again! Maybe morning, noon or night!
Quick! Tell others! Don’t hide your light!

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C D Swanson 08/29/13
Great message in your entry. I really enjoyed reading it, and I'm sure others will too.

Thank you. God bless~
Bonnie Bowden 08/29/13
Great message in a well done rhyming pattern.
Larry Whittington08/30/13
A different take on the gospel story.

Did the stranger understand that "the light of the world" was LORD AND CHRIST?

I know there is a limitation on the number of words to be used and that might make it more difficult to tell all in a setting like this.

You have a keen imagination.

Let us have some more.