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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Worship (corporate) (10/04/07)

TITLE: O Come Let Us Adore Him
By Sharlyn Guthrie


How fitting.
How appropriate.
How perfectly delightful.
What a great privilege.
What an opportunity!
How marvelous.

Take a break.
Cease your labor.
Whatever it is, it can wait.
Lay down your book, golf club, fishing pole.
Dry your hands; tie your shoes; close the door.
Drive the old beater that needs a new muffler.
Ride your motorcycle. Drive your sports car.
Strap the kids into the mini-van.
Take a bus       Hail a cab 
Ride a bicycle     Rollerblade
Use a cane        or walker
Just                 come

Confess frailties.
Open mind and heart.
Disallow fear and doubt.
Shun platitudes (praise god)
Adjust attitude (Praise God!)
Gently shush your fussing child.
Ignore the peeling ceiling plaster.
Shrug off the squawking sound system.
Exchange self-consciousness for God-consciousness.
Enable the Holy Spirit; acknowledge His presence; expect His response.
Relinquish control.
Give in

You and I
The redeemed
The chosen ones
Businessmen and battered wives
Toddling children, rebellious teenagers
Politicians, prostitutes, police officers
Construction workers, doctors,
Senior citizens
Teachers, soldiers
Mechanics, nurses
Alcoholics, addicts,
Wealthy, bankrupt
Wicked, wounded
Pursued by God
Bought with blood
Found, forgiven, freed
His body          the church
Fused         as one
We               Us

Bow down
Make a joyful noise
Sing appealing songs with feeling
Voices blended, praise ascended
Regard with awe
Lift holy hands
Gaze upon

God           Holy One            I Am,
Jehovah           Creator           Yahweh
Wonderful Counselor, Lord God Almighty
The Alpha and Omega, Prince of Peace
Ruler of all things, Everlasting Father
King of Kings and Lord of Lords
Lion of Judah, The Word, Him

O Come, Let Us Adore Him!

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Cari Weber10/11/07
Wonderfully creative. Great job!
Dee Yoder 10/11/07
Man O' man! How'd you do that? Creative, wonderful and lovely to look at, too. I love the words and the sentiment described, but I was also fascinated by the form. I can barely get my entries lined up straight with this format; I can't imagine making pictures with it. I think you must be a genius with word and form.
Pat Guy 10/11/07
Wow! What more can anyone say! WOW!
Joanne Sher 10/12/07
Just awesome. Did it take you longer to write this or format it? Regardless, it is a feast for the eyes, mind AND spirit.
Johnna Stein10/13/07
I love this. I also write poetry and this built up so beautifully. Love the form!
Verna Cole Mitchell 10/13/07
How absolutely well done this is. Great job. The last two poem pictures are my favorites.
william price10/14/07
Creative and moving. Appealing to both eye and Spirit. Great job. God bless.
Therese Witkus10/15/07
You must have had a lovely time putting this together! I feel your joy in the flow of the wonderful words and your genius in the form. Love the crown and the cross.
Mariane Holbrook 10/17/07
Oh my goodness, is this great or what? I don't know whether I'm more impressed with the format or the poem or both. I just know it's the neatest thing I've seen in ages. Tons and tons of kudos!
Janice Cartwright10/17/07
Truly amazing. You're a genius.
Benjamin Graber10/17/07
Oh, this is really neat! Excllent job, it is fantastic!
George Parler 10/17/07
Very creative in many ways. Good job.
Linda Watson Owen10/17/07
Oh, I love concrete poetry! What a delight! I can't hardly keep from reaching out and touching the screen as I take in these fascinating forms! Many congrats on the lovely product of your efforts in creating this! Beautiful!
Karen Wilber10/18/07
A feast of images for the eyes and soul!

This is so powerful. What a blessing this week!
Beth LaBuff 10/18/07
Congrats Sharlyn!! Your words are wonderful and the format is icing on the cake! Beautifully creative!
Chrissi Dunn10/18/07
Wow - Looks like all your hard work paid off. This must have taken ages to perfect! What a wonderful message too. Well done!
rachel lee10/18/07
Extremely impressive! Very creative and expressive...loved it!
Debbie Roome 10/18/07
Absolutely beautiful.
Laury Hubrich 10/18/07
Wow! This is wonderfully creative. Congratulations!
Helen Paynter10/18/07
This is really beautiful - in more ways than one. COngratulations.
Sheri Gordon10/18/07
Very, very creative. Congratulations on your 1st place.
Seema Bagai 10/19/07
I am in awe of this entry. A well-deserved win.
Elizabeth Baize10/19/07
Wow! I especially love the ending and the crown!!
Seema Bagai 06/27/08
Congratulations on your BoB second place!
Chely Roach06/27/08
This was mind boggling amazing! Much congratulations for your Best of the Best placing!
Dee Yoder 06/28/08
Sharlyn, I've never forgotten this wonderful poem! Congratulations on the BOB win for this!
Daniel Owino Ogweno06/28/08
I failed to find adequate words to describe this gifting. I would say "WOW!" and be quiet.
Patricia Turner06/28/08
Wow! Many congratulations on this wonderful creative piece and your well deseved BoB win!
Verna Cole Mitchell 06/28/08
Congratulations on your being selected a BOB for this wonderful poem.
Beth LaBuff 06/28/08
Sharlyn -- Super congrats on your 2nd place Best of the Best with this amazing poem! I'm so pleased this deserving honor was given to you!
Pat Guy 06/29/08
Sharlyn ... this blew me away. I never cease to enjoy reading it. There is a different blessing everytime and I KNOW it will continue to bless down through all years. Congratulations girl - most deserving in every way.
Jan Ackerson 06/29/08
Sharlyn--Congratulations on your wonderful BoB placement! This wonderful poem is a true masterpiece, and I'm thrilled, thrilled, thrilled for you!
Catrina Bradley 06/29/08
Congratulations, Sharlyn! What a beautiful poem; I'm SO happy for you. :)
Joy Faire Stewart06/30/08
Congratulations on your win. This is very creative and beautifully written. Wonderful!
Debbie Thompson07/01/08
That sent tingles down my spine and into my heart. I'm just getting started and decided to read some entries ist. This inspires me! Thank you!
Glynis Becker07/01/08
Sheer genius! This is so moving and inspirational. Congratulations on a well-deserved win!
Suzanne R07/03/08
Brilliant - just brilliant.
Vivian Grooms07/03/08
It's really beautiful and I'm awe struck. Hope we see more of this kind of your work.
Dianne Janak07/05/08
This was absolutely heavenly inspired. Anointed. Not only the words, the flow, but the presentation. That was genius and you are most deserving. CONGRATS!
Brenda Pratt07/07/08
Thanks for showing me how to look up your poem. It was very descriptive, with good details. It did a good job of relating the worship of Him to everyday challenges. Keep it up!
Brenda P.
Jean Thornberry07/31/08
Absolutely awesome!!! What a treat! Your work is indeed a blessing, as is your heart for our Lord.
Dixie Phillips08/15/08
Inspiration sensation! You need to write an entire book of concrete poetry. So unique! Easy on the eyes and good soul food. Delicious and nutritious!
Lisa Keck08/26/08
Wow, I think I'l say it backwards--wow (stole that from my Toastmaster hubby). I love the format and sentiment. Just the right amount of words without seeming like you were quoting a thesaurus.
Marijo Phelps08/27/08
Wow, an amplified Bible in PICTURES!
mahpara talat09/16/08
this is really good work..makes one to come out of eberyday life and have a bit of fun..
Sarah Engle09/26/08
THIS is amazing! I loved it! Not only was it fun to read, but also visually stimulating! GREAT!
Donna New12/02/08
That was beautiful!
Mary Orchard01/17/09
This is sooo cool! Maybe you should sell it or give it for a Christmas card design for the 2009 Christmas season!

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joanna reed04/23/09
Again, this should be in first place. It is magnificent. It is so encouraging. Thank you so much for such a wonderful message and reminder of the many names and wonderful accomplishment of our God.
nayiba yavala04/30/09
Thank you for this great work. Awesome!
Glenda Lagerstedt06/13/09
What an infinitely creative and inspirational bit of craftsmanship. Pure genius.