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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Beautiful (11/07/05)

TITLE: The Touch of Fire
By Pat Guy


As the writer meditates…..

reverent, submissive, in awe, he is anointed by the incense of Purity, Majesty and Splendor – clothed in a whirlwind of Fire and Light…… and he is left…… breathless.

As The Holy Spirit intercedes…..

reverent, submissive, in the midst, He is anointed by the Majestic scent of Purity in the Holy Presence of Light – the Touch of Fire upon His lips … and He is left…... breathless.

As the writer meditates…..
as The Spirit intercedes…..
anointed…..as one….. breathless.

Splendor, Majesty, Wind and Fire….. Holy.

And God breathes….
The Spirit speaks….
The pen moves…
Beauty flows….

Words of Beauty flow…..

“Praise the LORD, O my soul.
O LORD my God, you are very great;
You are clothed with splendor and majesty.

He wraps himself in light as with a garment;
He stretches out the heavens like a tent

and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters.
He makes the clouds his chariot,
and rides on the wings of the wind.

He makes winds His messengers,
Flames of fire His servants.”*

And the Author and Finisher hears ….. and is pleased……

“I will sing to the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

May my meditation be pleasing to Him,
as I rejoice in the Lord.*

Praise the Lord O my soul.
Praise the Lord.*

King David closes the Book and lays down his pen.
It is finished, for now.

He closes his eyes to rest – his breath restored.

And the Beauty of The Word, chariots his slumber….. and carries him away on the wings of the wind.

*Psalm 104:1-4
*Psalms 104:33,34
*Psalms 104:35b
(155 words are mine.)

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Lynda Lee Schab 11/14/05
Wow! Very creative and extremely poetic - the prose and poetry blended wonderfully. Almost left me breathless. A truly beautiful take on "Beautiful."
Blessings, Lynda
Linda Watson Owen11/15/05
Yes! I was truly carried away 'breathless' with the king! Wonderful creation!
Debbie OConnor11/15/05
Very good. I was a little distracted by the repeated use of ..., but on the whole a lovely entry. The way you presented almost gave the feeling of a rushing wind.
Brandi Roberts11/16/05
Beautiful! (Pun intended and not intended). I loved this. It was like...like Deb said - a feeling of rushing wind. Like the way your hair blows on a windy day. Very nice.
Crista Darr11/16/05
"And God breathes….
The Spirit speaks….
The pen moves…
Beauty flows…."
Extremely inspirational piece of writing.
terri tiffany11/16/05
Wow.. I don't think I ever took time to think about how the writers felt when they penned the words. This is such a unique take on the topic..very well written!I normally would have passed it by( thinking it was poetry as I don't usually read those) if not for your opening line. It caught my attention and held it..Thanks!:)
Kell-Ann Hoyte11/16/05
God has anointed you to write as surely as he did David. Beautiful.
Anita Neuman11/16/05
Way to go, Pat! This is just as beautiful and inspiring now as it was the first time I read it.
Laurie Glass 11/16/05
Lovely. Creative and well written.
Sally Hanan11/16/05
Inventive take on the topic. Thank-you for helping me to imagine what it may have been like for some of those who sat and wrote His Words.
Cassie Memmer11/16/05
I had never thought of how David came to write the Psalms, what his thoughts must have been, his time with God, WOW! This is wonderful!
Shari Armstrong 11/17/05
Very nicely done. I like the way you got inside David's thoughts.
Jeffrey Snell11/17/05
Fascinating glimpse into your interpretation of David's heart. Thank you!
Beth Muehlhausen11/17/05
This makes David a real person...and yet the aspect of divine inspiration is also so real! Favorite line:

"And God breathes….
The Spirit speaks….
The pen moves…
Beauty flows….

Words of Beauty flow….. "
Garnet Miller 11/18/05
What a wonderful poem!
Val Clark11/20/05
Wonderful insight into the creative process of the Psalmist and, no doubt, many others. Yeggy
Debbie Sickler11/20/05
This really is wonderful and creatively done. One small thing, in case you didn't catch it after you submitted, but would like to fix for future submissions:

I think you left off an end quote mark after the second section of scripture. But that is nothing in such a creative and well done piece. Great job!
Suzanne R11/23/05
Beautiful ... just beautiful! I didn't realize at first that you were writing from King David's perspective, and when I did, it was even more breathtaking.