Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Phew! (02/11/10)
By Dana McReynolds
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
ADD TO MY FAVORITES
Leslie was under the veil of her hood and scarf as she reached the door. Warmly welcomed, her identity unknown, she trembled at the thought of showing her face. Surely they would reject her. She remembered a similar woman, some 2,000 years ago. A fallen woman, caught, most likely expecting a death sentence. Leslie knew she would not be stoned, literally. She was anticipating the sneers, the cold shoulders, and the rejection; the stones thrown at her heart. Perhaps she would even be asked to leave.
Leslie made her way inside and found a seat toward the back. Afraid to look around, she stared at the bulletin. She glanced over the usual class offerings and the expected social gatherings, knowing she would never fit in. Then something caught her eye, a group for recovery. Interesting, could there be more people like her? People who are hurting and looking for a way back to the Light? Leslie tucked the paper into her purse as the music started. Just maybe she would check into it if she made it through the morning.
It was time to leave. Leslie weaved her way through the crowd with more confidence than before. She was met with smile here, a handshake there, even a plea to come again. Was it possible that she escaped unscathed? Could it be that no one judged her? Relief washed over her as she remembered His words, “…Then neither do I condemn you. Go now and leave your life of sin*.”
*John 8:11 NIV
The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be right now. CLICK HERE
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.