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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Endless (01/09/14)

TITLE: The Eternal Word to the Wise - A to Z
By Tim Pickl
01/12/14


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Ashamed at the overwhelming weight of my guilt over my sin;

Broken, I realize I cannot make it go away—where do I begin?

Crying out to the sky from the terrible depths of my shattered soul:

Does anyone care? Is there anyone there? Can You make me whole?

Everlasting Father answers me with an idea whispered in my mind:

Find a copy of My Word, the Truth you seek now is there inside.

Grabbing my grandmother’s old Holy Bible, I flipped it open:

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, [1 Peter 5:6 NIV]

I weep as I read the rest, …that he may lift you up in due time.

Just then I recall my grandmother’s voice, soft and sublime:

"Keep the Word of God near and dear to your heart, my child;

"Love everyone, and refuse the lies of the world which defile."

Memories of grandmother causes another wave of weeping;

"Nana, I miss you so much…" I say as I remember her preaching:

Over and over she sung and told me, "Jesus loves me, this I know…"

Perfect love drives out fear "…for The Bible tells me so. " [1 John 4:18]

Quaking quietly in God's presence, humbled by His endless love;

Repenting of past and present sins, I give myself back to God.

Surrendering all to Jesus, I promise to always follow Him;

The Truth has set me free indeed: I am no longer condemned.

Unleashed now from the chains of sin which held me back:

Victorious, I rise up, refilled with the Holy Spirit, and stand.

Worshipping the Lord; He is good and His love endures forever; [Psalm 100:5]

eXalting my Wonderful Jesus because He makes my life better. [Isaiah 9:6]

Yearning now to serve Him all rest of the days of my life;

Zealously teaching His Truth--the eternal Word to the wise.


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Sara Harricharan 01/22/14
Clever use of the alphabet with ryhming form. I liked it. I wasn't expecting the format, but it worked quite nicely.

Good job and nice twist on the topic. I liked it. Thanks for sharing!
Sheldon Bass 01/23/14
Congrats Tim! Wonderful piece!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/25/14
This is just brilliant. You are truly a master. The message was stunning, the creativity beyond my ability and the rhythm felt just perfect. Congratulations on ranking 2nd in your level and 16 overall.