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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Threefold Cord (04/12/12)

TITLE: Rahab
By Margaret Kearley
04/19/12


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Scarlet cord in open casement, sign of shameful sad debasement,
Suspended, hanging in its placement, an emblem of her trade.
Scarlet cord, three yarns tight twisted, spoke of what her life consisted,
Purity and good resisted, wrong choices she had made,
Depicted by the scarlet cord, the three yarns of her trade:
Sin, guilt and wrong portrayed.

Known throughout her land and nation, blackened by bad reputation,
Immoral by association, her livelihood - a whore.
Yet her aching heart was yearning, for the truth she longed, discerning
That there was the hope of turning from a life so poor,
Was there saving and redemption from a life so poor?
She yearned for something more.

Now her pounding heart was beating, from the God pre-ordained meeting,
Now she watched the spies retreating, into dark-filled night.
Now she knew God was Creator, Powerful, Mighty, no-one greater,
And she trusted Him, her Maker, to save her from her plight.
Placed her all into His Hands to save her from her plight,
Knowing this was right.

All around the ground a’rumbling, all the buildings started tumbling,
All the city walls came crumbling; her family and she
Safely hid within her dwelling, with the scarlet cord a’telling
Just as promised by foretelling, God would rescuer be.
Trusting in her Lord and Saviour, He would rescuer be,
A Heavenly guarantee.

Scarlet cord, thrice twisted finely, oath and promise kept divinely
God in Heaven rewarded kindly, faith that to Him cleaved.
Three fold cord, a picture token, of God’s Word revealed and spoken,
Three-fold cord cannot be broken, - Repent and Trust, Believe
His Promises will ne’er be broken, He welcomes all who believe.
Just simply come, receive.



Joshua 2.


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Verna Cole Mitchell 04/19/12
Eat your heart out, Mr. Poe--you have been bested! I love this wonderful rendering of the story of Rahab.
CD Swanson 04/19/12
One word to describe this entry...Brilliant! Loved it. Nothing more to say.

God Bless~
Ellen Carr 04/22/12
I love your poem. Wonderful use of words and the rhythm and rhyme keep the momentum going so beautifully. Thank you.
Lillian Rhoades 04/24/12
Yes, wonderful entries this week and yours was among them. :-) I love the easy flow of the rhyme - and the words you used.

Indeed, Poe is squirming in his grave. :-)
Graham Insley 04/24/12
A poem you simply have to read a few times, enjoying each moment but gaining more on each read.

It was good on the first read, but great on the third.
Laura Manley04/24/12
My review cannot come close to giving you the applause you deserve. Wonderfully written! Blessings...
Catherine Maher04/25/12
My heart so love this! Brought tears to my eyes. Oh the love of our Savior. Your rhythm was perfect and it carried me effortlessly.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/25/12
This is such a fresh take on the topic. The poem just flowed effortlessly while retelling an important lesson.
Beth Muehlhausen04/26/12
Riveting! Brilliant! Inspiring! I can't think of enough adjectives - ! Loved every word. :-)
CD Swanson 04/26/12
Congrats! God Bless~
Laura Hawbaker 04/26/12
Really liked the flow of this verse. Congratulations on your win! Good job.
Catrina Bradley 04/26/12
Amazing!!!!!!!