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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Blessed (10/11/12)

TITLE: From Beginning
By Phyllis Woods


I have known you from beginning
From the very dawn of time
With desire I have claimed you
I have longed to make you mine

You've been cast in timeless image
You are more than you can know
And I've yearned for the perfection
Of your spirit as you grow

Though I know your time of blindness
Your captivity in sin
Yet have I power to change you
Over your weakness I shall win

For I have bought the right to win you
And I've fought to have you mine
I have slain who would destroy you
With my life I've paid the fine

Can you trust me with your future?
Can you see through my disguise?
King of Heaven born a stranger
Priceless life through one who dies

For my life is clothed in mystery
And my truth in things not seen
And your faith alone will find me
With your heart you'll know my dreams

My love's deeper than man's wisdom
And my healing is divine
In my touch there is great comfort
And my spirit is new wine

And, yes, there shall be freedom
You shall see me face to face
Free from all the things that bind you
And made whole in love and grace

Come into your inheritance
Heaven's treasures all are thine
For this cause were you created
That you share in love divine

I have known you from beginning
From the very dawn of time
With desire I have claimed you
You shall surely now be mine.

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Ellen Carr 10/18/12
I really like your poem and its message. Well-written and great to read.
Noel Mitaxa 10/19/12
You have combined a broad sweep of insights within very simple language. Excellent work.
Genia Gilbert10/21/12
This is very inspiring, simple but profound. I am so grateful for this One from beginning, and His plans for a glorious future. Good job.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 10/22/12
This is quite lovely. I could totally relate to these words. There are many times when I sit down to write or read my Bible and God's voice comes through my pen or my fingertips. This feels like the same thing happens to you and I'm delighted you shared Jesus' words with me.

The bit of red ink I have is I did stumble over some of the lines. I respect and understand your decision not to use punctuation but do wonder if a well-placed comma here and there might have helped me with the flow a bit.

This week, I've noticed there has been 2 or 3 times as many poems as normal and I think that's because the way God blesses us in so many ways is nothing short of pure poetry. You did a delightful job of reflecting that poetic feeling of being blessed in your words. I also thought you did a grand job of bringing the poem full-circle. Nice job.
Michael Throne10/22/12
I enjoyed this. It was very well written with good phrasing and flow throughout. I enjoyed the thought, the concept behind it. Well done.
Hiram Claudio10/24/12
This was so moving and creative! I truly enjoyed this and admire the ability to write so brilliantly. Well done!
Vicki J. Cypcar10/24/12
Really enjoyed the way these healing words are presented.
C D Swanson 10/24/12
Lovely poem. Thank you.
God bless~
Hiram Claudio10/25/12
Awesome job and congratulations on your "HC" ranking!
Noel Mitaxa 10/25/12
Congratulations on your HC. Well done.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 10/25/12
Congratulations for placing 4th in level three and 19 overall!