Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



Share
how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Cross (as in the Cross of Christ) (08/17/06)

TITLE: I'll Cross That Bridge
By Wendy Stewart-Hamilton
08/19/06


 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 ADD TO MY FAVORITES

I’ll Cross That Bridge

There’s a promise I always made to myself,
A promise when there was nothing else;
A promise that, for a moment, brought me peace.

A promise that included hope
When I was at the end of my rope
A promise that said “I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it.”

Yet as time and days drew near
Of death I still had no fear
It was simply another bridge I’d cross down the line.

“I surrender” had no place
In a life lived at break-neck pace.
It was simply another promise I’d stop and keep one day.

As success and labors for the world
Replaced any desires for a Lord,
I was living as far away from the promise as could be.

But on one special day,
A bridge was built my way,
And I heard my Lord calling out to me.

“Child! Yes, you there;
Come I’ve got a new life to share.
A life abundant, grace-filled; free.”


The daily grind had left me beat
I fell at base of my Savior’s feet
At a cross – a promise – made for a wretch like me.

Today’s the day! I couldn’t refuse.
So God through a cross I did choose.
Finally making the most important promise of my life.

When I couldn’t find my way,
Saving the big promise for a rainy way,
God built a bridge to span death and life for me.

Now when I get caught in the race,
Wishing I were in a different place
I remember a promise God made me long ago.

“Come ye weary to my chest”
“Lean on me, I’ll give you rest.”
Oh, the cross that was made for me!

Yes, from my lips some empty promises rang.
Some hollow reports from my heart have came
But nothing has been bigger, wider, greater, truer, dearer
a real soul hewer – than the Promise God knew
I would cross when I came to it.


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
Accept Jesus as Your Lord and Savior Right Now - CLICK HERE
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


This article has been read 804 times
Member Comments
Member Date
Jan Ackerson 08/25/06
"Soul hewer"--great phrase!

I'd rework a few stanzas for more cinsistent meter and rhyme scheme, and especially to undo the "have came" construction.

Lots of good stuff here, and a good use of the topic.
Deborah Bauers08/29/06
This is a good reminder that although we are sometimes faithless, our God remains faithful. i connected with experience of making promises and then, for some reason, not following through. You have some good material here. Another idea, (besides tightening the meter and rhyme as was suggested above) might be to consider reworking this piece as free verse.