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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Spring (as in the season) (11/28/05)

TITLE: A Single Grain of Wheat
By Paul Potenza
12/04/05


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A SINGLE GRAIN OF WHEAT

Thereís a certain feeling that I get almost every morning. It comes when I wake up. It doesnít come right away. Usually NOTHING comes right away for me when I wake up. I get out of bed, grab a cup of coffee and am about halfway down the driveway in my pajamas to get the newspaper before I have my first conscious thought. But then it comes to me.

I realize that I have a whole new day to experience. Everything that has happened to me in my entire life can be altered for the better in the promise of that one remarkable gift from God called ďTodayĒ.

No matter what season it happens to be, that moment always feels like spring. New life has begun. Promises lost can be regained. Wrongs can be righted. Failures erased. Enemies can be won over. Things that I never attempted can be tried.

The best part of it all is that I get to take the first step. I am allowed to set the wheels in motion. That is both wonderful and scary. I like to try but I donít like to fail.

At times like this I think of what Jesus said about a single grain of wheat. He said that unless that grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains a single grain of wheat. But if it dies, it produces much fruit. That fruit blooms in Spring.

It could be that God ordered my days like this. Morning is Springtime. Afternoon is Summer. Evening is Fall. Nighttime is Winter.

Iím glad that Iím aware of this process, even if itís not ďGod-orderedĒ because it means that I get to experience Spring every day.

And thatís a good season for a single grain of wheat.


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Jan Ackerson 12/07/05
Nice extended metaphor. You did a good job here.
Nina Phillips12/11/05
I loved your thoughts, very well put. Nice essay. Really nice! God bless you, littlelight
Marilyn Schnepp 01/15/06
Nicely done. Excellent writing with an intriguing thought process. I liked this piece very much - and the Seasons you describe as being morning, afternoon, evening and night..delightful!