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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Confused (08/16/07)

TITLE: Letter to God
By Shelley Arnett
08/22/07


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Dear God,

Itís me again. Just another confused heart searching for answers. Iím so weary from trying to figure out the answers all by myself. Forgive me for searching for wisdom from everywhere else and from everyone else. I figure Iím long over due for a lesson from the Master.

Before we begin todayís lesson- could I just ask one question? Have you ever been confused? Were you confused when you descended from the side of your Father into the arms of your mother? Was it disorienting to go from the bright and pure light of a sinless heaven into the darkness of a sinful world- first seen in the dim light of a manger? I canít imagine what it was like to hear the songs of angels replaced by the sounds of animals. But then again, perhaps you were so close to your Father that you never stopped hearing those angels.

Was your walk here on earth sometimes paved with such grief and sorrow that you questioned your path to Calvary? Were any of the tears you shed at Lazarusís grave because you were homesick? Did the denial of Peter or the betrayal of Judas make the pain of the cross even worse? Are you reminded of my sin every time you see the scars in your hands?

Itís really such a silly question. Of course you- an omnipotent God- cannot be confused.
So the next time I am blinded by the darkness of sin- may you shine a light on my path. The next time I have a million questions and no answers- may you whisper words of wisdom to my soul. May I be so full of your Spirit that when I am squeezed by temptation or despair- that what comes from me is a reflection of you. And when I am confused- may your love be my compass.

Teach on- oh Master- teach on.


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Laurie Walker08/24/07
This is so beautiful in its simplicity. I don't know that I've honestly ever stepped outside of the circumstances of Christ's life when He came to this earth to wonder what He personally felt. As God's child, did he retain so much more of what He left?

Thank you for your insight.
Laurie Walker08/25/07
I love how beautifully simple this is! I don't know that I've ever wondered what the actual journey for Christ must have been like in coming from heaven to earth. Wouldn't you love to be able to ask Him these questions in person?
Dee Yoder 08/25/07
You've written a beautiful devotional! I like your writing style, and the many questions you asked. The flow toward the ending was very good, too, and the last line is wonderful.
Helen Murray08/26/07
What an interesting letter, asking Jesus about the confusion of actually finding Himself down here on earth, and then putting trust in His clear leading. He surely understands both confusion and clarity!