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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Minute(s) (as in time) (03/03/11)

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By Sydney Avey
03/07/11


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Scribes record the work of our hands in annals that are three-ring bindered away in drawers until facts need to be recalled, confirmed, communicated or used against someone: Were you at that meeting? Did you ask a question, give a report or make a commitment? How did you cast your vote? Minute takers record every action in excruciating detail.

Taking minutes is an exercise in continuity. We link our accomplishments and plans to our stated purpose. We provide for the stability of our mission by reviewing the past, noting where we are at present and leaving a trail for those who come after us to follow. The work of generations stands on minute by minute construction of deeds and the words that capture them.

Itís a sobering thought, then, that God also takes minutes. A God who numbers the hairs on our heads is an exacting minute taker. Not a detail escapes His notice. He who knit us together in our motherís womb has an eye for the minutiae of life that we cannot comprehend.

A Lord who records our names in the Book of Life concerns Himself with whether we are present or absent. Like the master who entrusts his servants with resources to care for his property while he is away, our God will expect a full report when He returns.

Not a minute goes unrecorded.


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Cheryl von Drehle03/11/11
Provocative analogy of a common life experience to a spiritual reality "behind the scenes" that we don't often consider...I especially like the expansion of what it means that God knows the number of hairs...taut and to the point writing...great job!
Yvonne Blake 03/12/11
It's a humbling thought to think that God records every detail of our life. I pray that He will find us faithful.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 03/13/11
I like your play on words, yet you managed to stay right on target with the topic Your words are powerful and well cause many to stop and think. nice job!
Noel Mitaxa 03/14/11
At first it looked like you had missed the point, but you zeroed in beautifully. Well done.