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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Confused (08/16/07)

TITLE: Flash of Light
By Dan Blankenship
08/16/07


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The electrical storm put on an amazing show some 25,000 feet above Kellyís head. Each explosion of light mimicked some sort of cosmic war between the clouds. It was an awe-inspiring event that seemed to last forever. Yet something about it seemed to frighten Kelly. What fear an occurrence like this would have had on people thousands of years before scientist could accurately explain this natural incident weighed heavily on her mind.

Another flash of light caused Kelly to close her eyes with alarm and confusion. It was then that she realized the God she so firmly believed in began speaking to her heart: "Fear is not necessarily a bad thing, especially when it brings My children to search out the comfort of the One that has given them life. A child that has suffered a nightmare is comforted by a loving and nurturing parent. Likewise, the physical aspects of this world consistently remind My children to seek out the comforting realities of the eternal sanctuary that awaits them. The heavenly spectacle you see before you is a reminder of My need for a personal relationship with My creation."

Godís message, delivered through means Kelly did not fully comprehend, had caused an overwhelming sense of peace to assault her senses. She rubbed her temples with her palms just to keep from fainting, and looked back to the battle of blue flashes that made the sky a canvas of supernatural activity. God had spoken to her in a way that she never thought would happen; He used His own voice. She heard every word as plain as any voice she had ever heard before. And as the light wars in the heavens continued, Kelly knew full well that God could comfort the shiest of creatures from the most frightening events, and that God never intended any of his creation to live with constant fear or uncertainty.


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Janice Cartwright08/23/07
Great descriptive phrases, but ahem, did you have "advance" notice of this week's topic?
Jacquelyn Horne08/24/07
Thanks for reminding us that God does not want us to live in fear.
Marilyn Schnepp 08/25/07
Great thoughts on "fear"...but confusion? Perhaps I'm confused but I thought it very well done on another subject - but it was very well done in any sense of the word, with wise and creative thoughts on God's strategy. Nice piece of work.
Dee Yoder 08/26/07
I love it when God uses His awesome creation to remind us of Him! You did a great job writing about this relationship.
Dave Wagner08/27/07
Wow, God's pretty verbose and articulate. Is He really that was with you, or is that mostly wishful thinking, I wonder? A good snapshot, good length. Thanks for posting.