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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Pigs Might Fly (10/31/13)

TITLE: Pigs Serve Our Lord
By Jim Newton
11/02/13


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Within Matthew 8: 28-34, we see our Lord casting out demons from a gentile into a nearby herd of pigs. Here we are witness to another example of our Lord having command over and using for his purpose all things when he makes the pigs fly down to the sea to their deaths. That pigs might fly down a hill to their deaths is not animal cruelty anymore than Stephen being stoned to death for his faith is human cruelty. Jesus was not torturing them for his enjoyment. The pigs and Stephen went to their deaths for our Lordís teaching and thus our Fatherís glory. No matter what the method nor the result, we should rejoice to be used for our Fatherís purposes. We are his tools to use to spread and proclaim his word and his glory. He shall honor and reward us through eternal life in him. We are taught by his word so that we may have faith, and, with that faith, we shall become new and accept the missions he sets before us with love and thankfulness. We shall love when no love is deserved. We shall forgive when no forgiveness is deserved. We shall show compassion when none is deserved. These acts we shall do from his love, forgiveness, and compassion for us, the undeserving.


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CD Swanson 11/07/13
A very good message while being on topic. This was a clever analogy for the topic at hand, nicely done.

God Bless~
Larry Whittington11/09/13
I see two or three areas of ideas that you could put in their own paragraphs.

Short paragraphs can be powerful just like short sentences can be powerful.

The sentence, "Jesus wept." is an example of a short, powerful sentence.

The apostle Paul didn't always use short sentences so his sentences has to be really studied for understanding.

That pig story in Matthew makes us wonder about demons in today's world.

Keep writing as you are lead by the Lord.