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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: The Family Reunion (06/05/08)

TITLE: Who's the Judge?
By judy furniss
06/09/08


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I canít tell you how excited I was when I got word that it was time for the big family reunion. I took it upon myself to help with the event, by making a list of family members, so I could make sure that no one would be left out.

When I sat down with a pen and paper, my hand froze. I didnít know where to start, or who to invite. Should I invite everyone in the blood line, or just a select few? The responsibility of creating a list of this magnitude brought on unexpected emotions of anxiety. I sure didnít want to leave anyone out.

I decided to start the list with my immediate family, and then move on to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. After that, Iíd do the same for my husbandís side.

Then I ran into a major dilemma. Did I want to notify the members who were no longer in the family? After all, thereís Uncle Pete and Aunt Millie, who got a divorce, and started new families. Are they still a part of this family? And then, thereís Uncle Ted, whoís an alcoholic, and becomes belligerent if heís had too much wine. What about Cousin Leah? I just donít care to be in the same room with her, or her sister, Betty. I became frustrated and decided to go to the King and explain my dilemma.

ďSir,Ē I said when I entered his presence. ďIíve been working on a guest list for the family reunion, but I really donít know who's names should be put on the list,Ē I said.

ďI didnít ask you to create the guest list, Martha. Thatís my job. I only wanted you to attend the marriage supper of the Lamb.Ē


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Sharon Kane06/15/08
Brilliantly written! You captured Marthaís character perfectly, but gave away nothing till the very last line. What a relief that God is more gracious in whom He includes on the list than any of us would be.
Joanne Sher 06/15/08
I also had no clue until the end. Nicely done - but I can see now how this fit perfectly your final line.
Patty Wysong06/16/08
Oh! Good one! How often we take things like that on ourselves when it's not even what we're suposed to be doing! Great job!
Stella Walsh06/16/08
Cool. I like the way you portray Martha. I often find myself acting like that, and can feel God telling me to relax and let Him take care of the details. Nice work!

Stella
Phyllis Inniss 06/19/08
A cleverly written article. The end really surprised me and made me look more seriously at Martha's character.