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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Escape (01/02/06)

TITLE: Escape From Reality
By Virginia Gorg
01/05/06


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Escape From Reality

Escape from reality – escape from stress – escape from financial difficulties – escape from unhappiness.

I have searched and searched but could not find anywhere to escape from the difficulties of life. As a child, I looked for new toys and dolls, but I was never satisfied. As a teenager, I tried to be friends with the ‘in-crowd,’ but I never really fit it. As a young adult, I decided that marriage would be the answer to my happiness and I would finally be able to escape the trials of life. After ten years in an unhappy marriage, I escaped that way to life and tried to find happiness in being a single parent to a young daughter. For many years, I was content, but never happy. I was still searching for an escape – a way out of this humdrum existence.

Finally, I found it - an escape from materialism, an escape from daily struggles, an escape from unhappiness, and escape from melancholy.

I found Jesus Christ – the risen Lord, who is alive and well! I must explain that I was raised in a church that only taught about God. Several years ago, I joined a Pentecostal faith and WOW! It was incredible to learn that God is real, living, and wants to be part of my life. More than that, I can read my Bible, take notes, WRITE in it, and escape from the everyday into the awesome and living Word of God!

As I escape into my daily reading, I am giving Jesus the chance to speak to me. “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).

God has truly opened my eyes to the realities of who He is and what He has done for me – and wants to do for everyone. God takes an ordinary, drab day and turns it into a day filled with His knowledge, love, and insight. I seek to learn more about Him, focus on Him, and know that my future is secure. The day will come when I escape from this materialistic world and join Him in Heaven.

Psalm 68:20 reads: “Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.” As I read that verse, I think about the word escape again. Jesus has given me a way to escape everyone’s ultimate fear – death. Jesus, by His death on the cross, has shown me the way to eternal life. In order to escape the evils of the world, I must embrace Him. I do not need artificial man-made things to help me escape; I need only the living Word of Christ.

For me, escaping is the key – escaping the fools of the world and falling into the loving, open arms of my dear Savior. Some day, I will truly escape the confines of the earth, this body made from dust, and escape into eternity with my Lord Jesus! He alone is worthy of all my praise and I will lavish Him with it forever.


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Marilyn Schnepp 01/12/06
This story touched my heart. It is so true. Nothing in this old world is worth a plugged nickel...we're just biding our time until we go home with Him to redeemed us. I loved your story and it was a great "take" on the title of escape. Thank you for sharing with us. Nicely written.
Phyllis Inniss 01/16/06
I totally identify with your article. We yearn for something more than the material things of life. They don't really bring happiness. Finding Christ does and searching for His Word in the Bible allows us to focus more on Him and the way He wants us to live. A truly good article you've written.