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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Personal Peace (06/01/06)

TITLE: A Broken Heart Mended
By Shannon Parker
06/06/06


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She didn’t know how to react, how to feel, or even how to respond. Her loss was so great. How could she move on from where she was at, to where she needed to be? Just give up, was all her mind was telling her to do. She didn’t want to give up. She knew that is not what she wanted, nor was it what her Grandmother would have wanted her to do.

Her Grandma was such a vital part to her life and to her well being. It was she who told her about the Jesus who saves all. It was she who took her in when she had no where else to go, or no one to turn to. She was the one person that she told herself, she just couldn’t live without. Even after marrying, moving away, having her own children, she still couldn’t loose the bonds to her grandmother, at least not until now. Now she had to. For her grandmother has moved on. She has gone to meet her maker and to celebrate life with Him for eternity.

What was she supposed to do? How could she get through all of this? Lifting up her eyes to heaven, she cried out, “Lord, I know you are there. What do you want me to do now? How do I go on? Where are you? Speak, Lord, speak!” As she continued crying and face down before the Lord, she heard His soft and gentle reply. He said something so enlightening, so humbling, and so peaceful that she could do nothing but smile. He simply said, “Remember what she told you when you were laying on the hospital bed beside her? Do you remember what she said? She told you that you would be fine and that you would now have to rely on Me! Put your trust in Me! I will carry you! I will hold you now and forevermore!” As He said those wonderful words, peace that she had never felt began to engulf her being. She could go on! He was her way! He is her refuge!

As for Grandma, well, she is so happy now! Picturing her as she stands before the throne room of God and sings melodically about in heaven! Picturing her as she sits at His feet and just enjoys her Lord face to face! What a wonderful thought, knowing that she has now taken her rightful place in His presence! As she opens her eyes, she realizes it is not her turn, but she must strive to have her turn in eternity to enjoy all of the benefits that her grandmother is now enjoying and will forever be at peace!


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Gini Branch06/11/06
Although we all know the right answer to the question, we have to be reminded in times like that. Hold that thought. Good start, keep writing.
Virginia Gorg06/12/06
Nice for someone who has just lost a loved one. Good reminder of being in God's presence. :)