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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Confident (07/05/07)

TITLE: With Confidence I Come
By Scott Hesch
07/05/07


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A vessel full of darkness
Held strongly in sins grip
A prisoner of selfishness
Down deeper did I slip

There never could be hope for me
Not one so dark as I
Id never know redemption
In sin Id surely die

It was what hed have me to believe
The Originator of lies
The freedom found in Jesus Christ
Was what hed try to guise

But the Light shone through my darkness
Im freed from those dark chains
My life belongs to Jesus Christ
In my heart He lives and reigns

A vessel that has been transformed
I have been made new
But when I stumbled and fell down
What was I to do?

My Father has been good to me
He gave me His own Son
Surely after my sins revealed
I will be disowned

But thats not what His Word proclaims
It will be grace straight through
My acceptance in His family
Is not based on what I do

When I would bow my head in shame
With nail scarred hand, Hed cup my chin
My Beloved I gave everything
So that you could be let in

Now my God I can boldly approach
With confidence I come
This confidence is not my own
It came from Blood shed by His Son


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Jan Ackerson 07/12/07
What a precious poem for the King!

A few things: I could be wrong, but I don't think "guise" is a verb, and you've also mixed your metaphors a bit--in a few stanzas, you're a vessel, but you're also a prisoner, and stumbling...maybe tighten this up a little?

The last stanza was particularly powerful.
Dee Yoder 07/12/07
This is a great reminder of the power of Christ to forgive and transform us. And of the Father, who accepts us, failures and all!
Joanne Sher 07/13/07
I love how beautifully clear this message was. Lovely.
Beth LaBuff 07/15/07
I really like the vessel metaphor here. And this line is powerful, "This confidence is not my own It came from Blood shed by His Son." Thank you!
Marilyn Schnepp 07/18/07
As I read..."With nail-scarred hands, He'd cup my chin" - the lump in my throat gave way to a burst of tears! That, my friend, is the sign of a Masterful Writer; to move your reader to emotions! Thanks! Loved it! God Bless!