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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: The Media (in any form) (11/11/10)

TITLE: God Still Pursues
By Carol Penhorwood
11/17/10


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God Still Pursues

A disobedient nation
Captive and made slaves,
But God called Nehemiah
And a mission to him gave.

Cupbearer to the Persian king,
He felt God's certain call,
Returning to Jerusalem
Rebuilding all its walls.

Defying opposition
Each family chose a phase,
Completion of the wall fulfilled
In fifty-two rough days.

They recognized God's faithfulness
And in repentance sought
The God from whom they'd strayed away
And asked God's law be taught.

The scrolls were opened, Ezra read,
And all the able listened,
They heard the Law of Moses shared
And what God had commissioned.

The people's hearts were touched that day,
Souls freed that once were bound,
They bowed and worshiped God of all
With faces to the ground.

Although no radios back then,
No papers or TVs,
Still through the media of scrolls
God's truth brought bended knees.

It is not ours to question
The methods He may use,
For God can touch the hearts of men
And men He still pursues.


Nehemiah 8:1-9



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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/19/10
This is beautiful. God didn't need TV to have his word spread. It was just too real to be denied. Nice job.
Noel Mitaxa 11/21/10
Very challenging material presented in a very creative way.
Lillian Rhoades 11/21/10
I'm particularly inspired by the end line. Thank God, He "still pursues."

Great message and meter.
Lollie Hofer 11/24/10
Great job. You really do have a gift for writing poetry. I like the title and how it applied to this poem. Well done.
Verna Cole Mitchell 11/24/10
I love this really well written poem with a wonderful message. The title fits perfectly.
Caitlyn Meissner11/24/10
I really enjoyed reading your poem. It flowed very nicely and had such a great message. Good job!
Amanda Brogan11/24/10
Absolutely lovely! I love all "revival" type stories from the Bible. And I love how you end with the message that God still works to bring His people back to Himself ... even today.

Awesomely written!
Henry Clemmons11/24/10
I love a good poem and to hear a poet's heart. This was a pleasure. Great job. Loved the layout too.