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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Bridge (07/31/08)

TITLE: Complete
By Edy T Johnson
08/04/08


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Some folks who seem to know a lot, to tell you ‘what to do,’
Will say ‘You’ve got to make things right between the Lord and you.
You have to come and make amends, repent and change your life!’
No matter how I try and try, this causes greater strife.

Can I repent enough to make a difference every day?
When I go lost, without some help, I’ll never find the Way.
Without the living water there’s no bath to wash me clean.
If up to me, I’m sunk for sure, that’s all this map can mean.


But, pastor says the Carpenter, with nails in His hands,
Has built complete, twixt God and man, the Bridge that always stands.
My broken hammer cannot add a single plank to this:
He comes to me! He picks me up, and seals it with His kiss.

To let me know that I can trust His perfect chart for me,
He’s left me with the Comforter. That still, small Voice will be
The power that transforms my life. Now feasting on the Bread,
We’ll walk together, He and I, His Way, not mine, instead.

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And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 ESV


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Beth LaBuff 08/09/08
You've done nice work on this. I especially like, "the Carpenter, with nails in His hands, -- Has built complete, twixt God and man, the Bridge that always stands. -- My broken hammer cannot add a single plank to this". This is very enjoyable to read. Thanks.
Rebecca O'Connor08/10/08
I found this poem...well...as pleasantly warming as a gentle flame's glow reflected from the hearth. Thank you!
Mariane Holbrook08/12/08
This was about the hardest hint I've ever had to follow! :-) I hope this belongs to who I think it does because I want to compliment you on an absolutely GREAT poem. BTW, Verna also had trouble following your hint, too. hehe. I'm so glad you posted this because it's you at your absolute best, my loving friend! Big hugs!
Shirley McClay 08/12/08
I know nothing about poetry but this was fun to read and clear in its message! So... great job in my book! ;-)
Joy Faire Stewart08/12/08
What a wonderful message. I found it very uplifting and I especially was touched by the third stanza. I admire those who can write poetry. I'm still working on it.
william price08/13/08
Well, Edy, I hope this superb verse is yours. Not only does it contain one of my fav scriptures, but you ministered it expertly. I read it first and then sang it. All it lacked was a refrain. Great job. God bless.
Clyde Blakely 08/14/08
Oh, Edy, so good. You have captured the essence of Christian living. Living for Him, in Him, because of Him. I love the verse "Without the living water there’s no bath to wash me clean." Got richly bless you my sister.
Clyde Blakely 08/14/08
Oops, sent before reading: "God richly bless".