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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Current Affairs (06/07/12)

TITLE: Just Passing Through
By Mildred Sheldon


ďHey Sadie! Wait up. I havenít seen you in ages. Itís good to see you. Did you hear what is happening in the news lately? Did you hear about what our government is up to, and did you hear that the U.N. is trying to impose gun control in the U.S?Ē

ďHi Meg, itís good to see you. Yes, Meg, Iíve heard. Itís all over the news. Iíd love to talk longer, but Iíve got to pick up the dry cleaning, and get a few things at the grocery store before heading home to fix supper for my family. Will talk later when I have more time. Take care.Ē

I rushed to my car with my head down hoping Iíd get there before another person stopped me, and started talking about current affairs. I may live here, but darned there is other things to talk about other then current affairs. Iíd scream if I thought it would help. Life goes on day in and day out. Same old garbage, just another day. Oh, you must keep up with what is happening around the world Sadie. If you donít life will pass you by, and you wonít have a clue what is going on. Oh, Sadie, Sadie, Sadie.

Iím far from being dead, and I can read, hear, understand, comprehend the affairs of this world without everybody pointing them out to me. My life does not revolve around current affairs. Ye, they have there place, and are important, but I donít dwell on them.

My friends are so wrapped up in all the goings on around this old world you would think that current affairs was all that mattered. What about God, family, and friends just getting together for fun.

Heaven forbid if I try to talk to my friends about my Lord and Savior. After all He created everything and I think He is more important then anything. He knows what is going to happen before it does. He ordains everything and my friends look at me as if Iíve lost my mind when I tell them that.

If my friends would read their Bible, and not dwell on current affairs, letting God do the heavy lifting they would be so much better off. In Romans 12:2 it says, ďDonít copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know Godís will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.Ē
I obey the laws of this land, and respect my leaders although I donít always agree with what they are saying. I also submit to the authorities, because my Savior tells me that it is the right thing for me to do. My friends think Iím clueless, because I donít dwell on all that is going on in this world, Iím just pass through. Hebrews 13:14 says it better then I can, ďFor this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.Ē

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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/08/12
I enjoyed this mental chat with Sadie. You make some great points and manage to tell your message without coming off as preachy. You also nailed the topic in a clever and fresh way.
Lois Farrow06/11/12
I like your thoughts here. I tend to take too much notice of what is happening and it can be quite depressing. But God is also in what is happening, and it is good to see what he is doing in the world through it all.