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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Soul (07/13/06)

TITLE: The Invitation
By Pamela Rosario
07/18/06


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The Invitation

I stood gazing out frosted panes of glass while snowflakes danced a silent ballet. The memory of our first meeting remained fresh in my mind.

The invitation called for coffee and pleasant conversation. I accepted for lack of any other pressing engagements on my calendar. The evening started much as expected. New faces, new voices, and new ideas revealed. Chesterton and Lewis. Bunyan and Luther. Somewhere in the recesses of my schooled mind, the message rang a familiar tone.

I glanced at my watch as a young girl joined our table.

Soon, her voice was the only to be heard. She painted a picture of despair and fear. Cold nights spent roaming the streets, searching for someone to care. A change in her voice drew my undivided attention: “That is when He found me.”

Chills ran up my spine as she spoke of The Man. A Rescuer who scooped her out of the reality she thought she would never escape.

Deep within I felt something stirring. Although I had a place to sleep and food to eat, my soul was starving. I knew it. All the education, all the experiences did nothing for the hunger pangs inside. Desperate for nourishment, I raised up my hand.

“How can I find Him?” I asked. The young girl held out her Book. “He is right here.” A circle of believers touched me. I bowed my head, closed my eyes and whispered an invitation of my own.

“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore, I hope in Him.”
(Lam. 3:24, NASB)


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Joanne Sher 07/22/06
I love your imagery here - I know hunger is a common one for needing Christ, but you gave it a new reality to me. Thanks for this!
Rita Garcia07/24/06
I could picture the angels rejoicing over one lost soul coming to Christ. Wonderfull and well written! I look forward to reading more of your writing.
Jan Ackerson 07/24/06
I like this--some people spoke to the intellect, and they totally missed the boat. Then one spoke to the soul. Wonderful first entry--write a longer one next time, we want more!
Jan Ross07/24/06
I'm glad you decided to take the plunge and enter the challenge. This is very good with more than a simple story line. I look forward to reading more of your work in the weeks ahead! You're a good writer! :)
Brenda Craig07/25/06
Ah, this is beautiful and sweet, like and open heart before me. I agree with the others. I look forward to more of your writing. This, even though short, encapsulated the concept very well. loved it
Dr. Sharon Schuetz07/25/06
This was wonderful. You said a lot in a short message. Great job. (Your first sentence in paragraph 4 seems to have a word missing.)
Shari Armstrong 07/25/06
Very nice -but would love to see it expanded :)
Trina Courtenay07/25/06
I to enjoyed this entry very much and would like to read more. I look forward to reading your next entry.
Kenny Blade07/25/06
Good piece. Sometimes short is better, something I have yet to learn. You have a very visual style. I look forward to watching your work grow as you continue to submit. Great Job!
Tracey Jackson07/27/06
You've created a very vivid atmostphere and image with so few words. Well done. Look forward to reading more of your work.