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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: 24 Hours (01/27/11)

TITLE: The Power of One Day
By Carol Sprock
02/02/11


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A word fitly spoken into limitless nothingness
light bursting forth, darkest night split from freshest day
opening the Book of Life, the chronology of time
Reveals
Triune Godhead inspiring
the power of unimaginable origination
molding the first of us in His image
the only needful thing
a Garden life right here; obedience right now
Walk
Taste
Know
He is God.

A serpent uttering the unthinkable
introducing thrilling lust for advancement where we
determine self as god, becoming equipped for good and for evil
Reveals
Yahweh allowing
the power of free love
our choice scarring soul, body, heart
the only needful thing
relationship annihilated right here, scorned right now
Hide
Die
Know
He is God.

A cosmic challenge, Satan roaming under the sun
the unmentionable I AM targeting blameless Job, and us
permitting eradication of family, fortune, future
Reveals
He who gives and takes away bestowing
the power of distressed worship
afflicted with sorrow, drowning in secret, mysterious paradoxes
the only needful thing
acceptance of the bad with the good right here, acceptance right now
Wail
Grovel
Know
He is God

A lowly virgin birth on angel-gloried night
the Spirit and Mary nine months making into flesh
the Word of Yahweh, Bright Morning Star
Reveals
Jehovah Jirah imparting
the power of Himself
drawing us near to
the only needful thing
Jesus the Lamb right here; Jesus right now
Seek
Adore
Know
He is God.

A criminal’s excruciating death rending earth and sky, heaven and hell
an unreserved offering of life everlasting prearranged
before we were named and born, before our transgressions
Reveals
the Lord God Almighty affording
the power of merciful retribution
destroying sin’s wages through
the only needful thing
crucified Jesus right here; risen Lord Jesus right now
Choose
Declare
Know
He is God.

A footfall sliding over the scree-laced edge of Brown’s Peak
my husband tumbling hundreds of feet into promised eternity
his death measured, recorded in the void before time
Reveals
Abba Father igniting
the power of agonized grief
guiding me along the harrowing, hidden road of plans for good, not harm to
the only needful thing
bridegroom Jesus right here; Jesus the burden-bearer right now
Be still
Wait
Know
He is God.

A triumphant trumpet call across the universe on an eastern dawn
the virgin brides, their lamps tended and ready
the Bride of Christ trembling with fearful, expectant desire
Reveals
the Righteous One, the Gracious One destroying
the power of one day
relocating us to never-ending day where we embrace
the only needful thing
the Lion of Judah right here, Jesus the Christ right now
Rise
Shout
Know
He is God.


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/06/11
I'm impressed by your creative technique. You described many wonderful days in the most beautiful way. I got Goosebumps each time I read the words Know He is God.
Yvonne Blake 02/08/11
Great thoughts!
I realize that this is mostly free verse, yet you use a similar form in each stanza. Perhaps you could make each coordinating line match in rhythm.
The repeated lines at the end of each stanza are very effective!
Lollie Hofer 02/09/11
Good use of this week's topic. I really liked the free flow of your verses and how you tied them all together with the last two lines of each stanza. Great message. Great hope. Great writing.
Tracy Nunes 02/10/11
Congratulations! Beautiful!
Noel Mitaxa 02/10/11
Very well-crafted and creative style. Well-deserved placing.