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

TITLE: The Perfect Host
By Carol Dee Meeks


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.