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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Like a Red Rag to a Bull (11/28/13)

TITLE: The unknown grave...
By Jason Smith


Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".

A beautiful melody played and could be felt as Nathan peered at an unknown grave. Nathan was no longer standing, but hovering and being drawn by an unseen force. He was pulled over another grave and a story appeared and then several stories. Grave to grave, Nathan travelled; a preacher's sermon here, a professional athlete there and the list continued. Nathan looked back at the mystical trail and knew each lofty ambition, where God given dreams and callings.

Nathan's attention was turned to a black whirlwind coming towards him. As the whirlwind passed, it whispered "I am Satan", as fear, doubt and the presence of evil reflected from its aura. It blazed down Nathan's beaten path, leaving nothing but broken and shattered dreams in its wake. It came to an abrupt halt as it approached the unknown grave.

A spark of Holy anger ignited into full blown rage, as Nathan watched on. Nathan was swiftly maneuvered back to where he started. The beautiful melody was still playing, but louder and sweeter. The whirlwind tried again to overtake it, when a large sword with the engraving 'Word of God' appeared and defended it off. The whirlwind stopped and backed off. The melody was soon, absolutely breathtaking!

Holy anger was again ignited, as Nathan realized only one individual resisted satan and fulfilled God's calling.

Nathan suddenly awoke in cold sweats, pondered his spiritual dream and with fresh vigor opened his Bible.

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Nancy Bucca12/05/13
I found this story very interesting and I like your take on the topic. Excellent build-up the climax as Satan roars past with his demonic whirlwind, then gets defeated by the Lord. A bit of dialogue might have been nice to round it out, but I love the message. Nice work!
C D Swanson 12/05/13
Fantastic job with your entry, I enjoyed this entire well written piece.

God bless~
Amelia Brown 12/05/13
What a compelling story, very interesting. I like the ending....keep writing.
Jodi Gardner12/07/13
This is one of my favorite biblical passages. Wonderfully graphic way to explore it.

Sometimes, we all feel as if looking into the unknown grave.
Larry Whittington12/09/13
I see the obvious battle between good and evil but the more subtle is Nathan looking for what God was calling him for.

Each person has to find what God intends for him. We than can take it on or refuse to undertake it.

I would think if Moses had refused to take on the roll God was calling him for that Aaron would have been the leader of the Israelites from Egypt.

We each have to find and "pick up our cross" (out of context phrase) and life the life God has laid out for us.

Good writing.
Toni Babcock 12/09/13
I see a tremendous amount of potential in your writing style, and I hope you pursue your craft. I am curious if the unknown grave is the empty tomb? That idea would play in well with the rage of Satan who is defeated by Christ's death and resurrection. Good job!
lynn gipson 12/09/13
Great potential in your writing. I enjoyed this story and hope you will continue to write pieces such as this.

Sheldon Bass 12/10/13
I enjoyed this tremendously. I like the way you allow the reader to distinguish for themselves the enacted truths behind the events. Good work.