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

TITLE: A WELL WATERED GARDEN
By esther robinson
02/09/06


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“The meeting would resume after a break for fifteen minutes” announced the program coordinator. Janet’s face blossomed like a lily. She had been just waiting anxiously for this moment. With much to convey in a short span of time, she hurried towards the podium. Even while in haste, she acknowledged and reciprocated the smiles that spontaneously slipped from familiar faces.

Janet, a young woman of short stature, having sharp swiftly seeking beautiful blue eyes, braided brown hair with a quick disposition could easily attract the attention of others without much effort. Holding a prestigious portfolio as the senior software consultant of a well-known establishment she was very cautious in taking any step and would proceed only if a ray called ‘progress’ shone brightly descending towards her.

Yet, it was indeed very appalling to know that a woman of such caliber also had had to combat a serious setback. Off late, she had given her self up to the habit of heavy drinking and smoking. In a person from whom a perpetual fountain of life flowed in anything and everything she saw, now boiled down to erupt words such as zero, nil, void, empty, futile, useless, hollow, nothing, null, meaningless, pointless, purposeless and so on. She could not break the bonds of the memorable moments that loomed lurking in the inner vaults of her heart. However, she knew it was high time to break free from such cords that were mere variables without values in her life.

“Come in Ms. Janet” welcomed the volunteer with a smile. “I am here to help you” she added. Both of them settled down on comfortable cushion chairs. Janet thought, “How am I going to express myself?” The volunteer broke the ice and said, “My name is Mrs. Annie Jacob. You can be free with me as you would with any of your family members, friends or your loved ones. I am an ambassador of the Lord Jesus Christ, right here in this room waiting to help you in His holy name.”

Janet cleared her voice and slowly began speaking after coming to a conclusion that she could confide the cause for seeking help with her. The counselor was full of love and compassion so much so that she did not talk much herself but her actions spoke volumes about her. She became a catalyst who quickened the healing process of Janet’s hurt heart by helping her pour out all the contents that had gushed into her heart knowingly or unknowingly.

Between sobs she told, “I fear that I am committing adultery. The Bible says that whoever looks at a man to lust for him has already committed adultery with him in her heart. The person whom I love has left me and has happily settled down with another. Please help me break free from this terrible trauma of emotional breakdown.” Then she explained all that had happened.

After hearing all that had befallen Janet, the counselor said, “My dear child! The loving Lord has heard all that you shared with me. He is willing to help you break free but on one condition would you always trust Him? It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man because God alone is the perfect form of love.” Finally she prayed for Janet.

After taking a drink from the well of life, Janet became a new creation like a butterfly breaking free from a bond that kept nagging her. She knew that she would never thirst again for superficial bonding. The living waters kept quenching her thirst for the supernatural bonding which she now began to seek after much diligently. Meaning and purpose came back into her life.


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Jessica Schmit02/14/06
This was a very good messege, but I found the story was difficult to follow and kinda jumped back and forth. Many sentences didn't seem to flow smoothly. But, you do have a talent and I hope you'll continue to write.