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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Hospitality (02/07/05)

TITLE: The Perfect Host
By Carol Dee Meeks
02/13/05


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My recent study of the book of Revelations has changed my opinion of heaven and what it will be like up there with all the saints. After my Community Bible Class, I realized it will not be all singing, all fun, and all games, but continual praising my Savior as well as other serious business.

I ponder the kind of host Jesus will be. I tremble to think of seeing Him face to face, yet I thrill at the thought of asking Him all the questions I wonder about here on earth, and I wonder if there will be a long table where weíll all sit down and discuss the events of the day as Pat and I did at our home, and my parents did all my growing up years.

I wonder if Moses will still need Aaron to talk for Him. I want to quiz King David and ask what he thought about being the man after Godís own heart, and I want to know how King Solomon felt with all that wisdom and wealth. But most of all, I want to walk and talk with the Apostle Paul. He is the example that keeps me going, and I want to know how he was able to be content in every situation he was in. The book of Philippians, in my Bible, is worn because I read and reread his work.

When I accepted Jesus Christ into my life, I was a Senior in high school. I had no idea the journey that lay ahead of me. Iíve had ups and downs throughout my life, and I shutter to think where Iíd be without my faith In Him. When I realized I was a member of Godís family, when I realized His wondrous love, when I realized His mercy and His grace; it was more than I could comprehend. It was more than I could grasp. It is still too awesome for me to understand.

Someday when I get to sit down at that long table, and visit with The Host, The King of Kings, The One who transformed me, all these questions I have now may no longer matter. But I do want to know how He endured the cross to save me, a sinner. I want to know about the agony He suffered to set me free, and I want to apologize to Him for all the times I forgot He loved me enough to hang on that tree at Calvary.

I know Heíll answer each question in that mansion and new earth, and Iíll shed no more tears. Heíll be the perfect host. Iíll love His hospitality.


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donna robinson02/14/05
I have always wondered who I would want to talk to first if I chose someone from the bible. I think I'd like to have a long talk with Job. Or Sarah, did she ever regret sending her handmaiden away? Or Samson or Solomon ( I mean why did he need all those wives?!) They had all these trials and yet their story laid the foundation of the future.You did make me think!
Jessica Schmit02/15/05
The Apostle Paul is the man who I've dreamt about talking to as well. You had an amazingly different twist on hospitality. I loved your imagination. The descriptive words, as well as the honesty will grab any reader. Keep up the good work!
Sally Hanan02/20/05
Nicely rounded out. I shutter is spelt I shudder.