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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Once in a Blue Moon (01/06/11)

TITLE: Wrong Redeemed
By Holly Westefeld
01/13/11


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Wrong Redeemed

I'm cautioned not to let my heart grow hard,
Yet sometimes choose the way I know is wrong,
The way, for free will's sake, God has not barred,
And by His grace He often suffers long.

Conviction grows, then in my stubborn heart
Repentance and humility emerge,
And God's abundant grace and mercy start
My wandering heart, with love, to cleanse and purge.

Of consequences I must not complain--
The price of sin is often very great--
But on some rare occasions I may gain
Complete redemption from my choice's fate.

Such grace an mercy may I never dare
To count upon before I choose to sin,
But also never fail to declare
My gratitude for wrong redeemed, again.

Hebrews 3:13 "But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness."
1 John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."


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Noel Mitaxa 01/18/11
Like Chrissy, I'm not sure how it connects with the topic, but its truth is clear.
diana kay01/18/11
an interesting and well crafted poem about the heart but i agree with the others that it does not seem to fit clearly with the theme of the Blue Moon
Theresa Santy 01/18/11
I liked this very much. I see the theme tie in here: Though you/we are forgiven often, by His mercy, you dare not test Him by intentionally choosing an unspeakable sin, assuming you'll be granted that 'rare' and most merciful redemption.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/19/11
We are so blessed that Jesus gave his life for our sins. As long as we give him our heart, we need not fear. The more people who learn of Christ's mercy the more rejoicing there will be in heaven on everyday and not just in a a blue moon. How blessed we are!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/20/11
Congratulations for placing 6th in level 3 and 30th overall!