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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Drip (04/25/13)

TITLE: The Legend of Hans Brinker
By John Huckstep


The legend of Hans Brinker tells about a little Dutch boy who noticed a drip of water leaking from the town dike. He was a smart little lad and he recognized that this single little drop of water could turn into a rushing torrent that would destroy the town and people below.

Of course all who have read the story remember that he put his finger in the dike and saved the entire city.

The moral of the story is that even a child with limited strength and resources can avert disaster if they act quickly. Hans Brinker became a watchman who put his finger in the dyke and cried out a warning. His heroic action spared the lives of all those who were unaware of the danger.

America needs more Han Brinker's for the foundation's that made this nation great are cracked and leaking. There is a spiritual transformation taking place in America that can no longer be ignored.

For the first time in the history of America a sitting president addressed the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and criticized all those who continue to use the organization as a punching bag. Our President degraded North Dakota who wants to ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected and shouted out that after decades of progress there are still those who want to turn back the clock to policies that are more suited to the 1950's than the 21st century.

While the president addressed Planned Parenthood the atrocities of Dr. Kermit Gosnell were being played out in the courtroom of West Philadelphia. Workers at the abortion clinic were testifying under oath how this man took scissors and snipped the necks of more than thirty babies born alive. One worker testified she saw an aborted baby thrown in the toilet and while desperately trying to swim out it was flushed down into the sewer system.

The blood at American abortion clinics flows into our water supply at a rate of 1.1 million a year. In addition to abortion we have legalized drug use, same sex marriage, and we have turned our public schools into re-education camps that teach the doctrine of demons. When a nation legalizes and officially embraces sin it will be judged by God. The bible states:

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own strength.” Isaiah 5:20-21.

As Christian's we are required to sound the trumpet against evil. We are required to put our finger in the dyke and stop the drip. Unfortunately far to many have turned a deaf ear and did not heed the warning signs. Instead of stopping the drip we let it grow into a stream which has now become a rushing torrent of evil floodwater's engulfing and destroying every Godly principle this nation was founded upon.

It is time for Christian's to wake up, stand up, and speak up. Most of us know in our heart where this country is heading. It cost John the Baptist his head for merely telling Herod it was a sin to marry his brothers wife. Like John the Baptist the day is coming when it's going to cost us something to be a Christian.

The Legend of Hans Brinker saved his town. It is my prayer that the legend of the 21st Century church will have the same results.

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Virgil Youngblood 05/03/13
Clearly and powerfully written. The only stumbling block for me was "...1.1 million (of what)a year." Excellent commentary.
Joanne Sher 05/06/13
Very powerful piece, with much truth so many need to hear. Very well-told.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/09/13
Congratulations on placing 4 in your level and 14 overall!