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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: The Importance of Being Earnest (not about the play) (08/04/11)

TITLE: there does come a moment
By Jim McWhinnie


the moment comes,
at times, in the deepening darkness of a winter’s night,
at times, in the awakening lightness of a summer’s day,
but it comes,
it comes to all
and it come to each,
when the moment, the encountering moment,
there at the frontier of heaven,
where all that’s divine and all that is human
come face to face,
wondering, wondering,
shall we embrace or shall we pass by?
‘tis the holy moment in the cosmic pause
between tick of what was
and the tock of will be, what will be chosen to be,
to be me and Thee,
or if we will be We,
together as one,
the great journey begun,
here in this moment, this serious moment,
this moment of our heart’s intents made known,
Your heart full of grace,
mine searching for more,
more than what was,
more than what is,
more than what i fear will turn out to be,
here is this moment,
this eternity moment,
Your asking of me,
my asking of Thee,
the question of faith,
of faith in our love,
Your love so divine,
somehow greater than mine,
yet somehow akin to what i nearly had lost,
the memory of a Dream that fell on my soul,
a Dream i once dreamed but nearly forgot,
and now in this moment
we listen and long
for each other’s earnest,
for each other’s song.
here in the darkness,
here in the light,
i make my decision
in Your compassionate sight.

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Charla Diehl 08/11/11
I got the feeling that the MC was on the threshold of heaven and was making his/her eternal decision to choose Jesus as his/her Savior. Your choice of words made this piece beautiful.
C D Swanson 08/13/11
This sounds like eternal conflicts from within an individuals very soul. I enjoyed the complexity and simplicity of the entire piece.

The line that I enjoyed most:.."here in the darkness,here in the light,
i make my decision
in Your compassionate sight."
Amen...God Bless~
Andrea Willard 08/13/11
Your poem's heartcry? Acceptance of belief. Wonderful.
Helen Curtis08/15/11
You have such an amazing gift with words! There is such an air of gentleness about them - perhaps a reflection of your character? This is beautiful and depicts the love of Christ for us in a lovely way. Well done!
Linda Goergen08/16/11
I agree with Charla, to me this spoke of the time conviction falls upon a heart and we must answer the call of God or turn the other waylovely read!
Noel Mitaxa 08/16/11
I love the way you have allowed the gentleness of God's grace to flow through the ambivalence, to the moment of letting go and letting God. Well done.
Rachel Phelps08/16/11
Beautiful in its simplicity. Lovely, lovely message.
Margaret Kearley 08/16/11
This is really beautiful and so true - moments of eternity brought into moments of time. Amazing truth isn't it - what Grace! I particularly love 'between tick of what was
and the tock of will be, what will be chosen to be,
to be me and Thee,
or if we will be We,
together as one,'
Janice Fitzpatrick08/17/11
Beautifully written, melodic verse and thoughts. This flowed and spoke to my heart. Praise God for His moment and may I spend more moments choosing to be who He wants me to be and to spend my tics and tocs listening to His voice. Thx for sharing this-I truly enjoyed it.
Rachel Phelps08/18/11
Glad to see this on the EC list. Congratulations!