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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Vines (11/21/05)

TITLE: I am Nothing
By Jorge VanSlyke
11/28/05


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I am nothing, Lord

What makes you say that?

Look at me, I canít grow as tall and as proud as those trees, I canít grow as beautifully as those flowers. Iím just lying down here and for some reason I canít grow!

Why donít you try reaching out to me? Iím so close, Iím here, all you have to do is reach out.

Reach out to where? You seem so far and I am so weak. What youíre asking for is impossible. And besides, if I manage to do what You asked, would I be like the mighty oak or the pretty daffodil?

You will be who you are, my precious vine

What would that be?

Youíll never know until you try.

The small, helpless vine, feebly reached out, without knowing where or to what until he felt the roughness of a wooden poleís bark.

I did it!

I know, and Iím proud of you for trying. Now, rest, my precious vine.

Rest? But I thought Iíll be somebody when I do what You asked me to? How can I be that if Iím resting?

Just leave everything to me. Just trust me. And believe.

Whatever you say, Lord.

He did as he was told.

Soon after, he felt himself spreading upwards. Heís finally starting to grow! But the answer as to what purpose still eludes him until one day, he heard voices from somewhere below. He looked down and was astounded at how high he has climbed without even realizing it.

ďÖno mistake. This is the same cross where Christ died. It used to be smeared with His blood but now,Ē

The voice droned on but the vineís ears were buzzing. He was given a chance to live where the Lord has died.
I donít deserve this, Lord

What makes you say that?

Because Iím a nobody.

You became as strong in my eyes as the mighty oaks, as pretty as the daffodils, and even more precious than the two of them combined because you trusted me, because you BELIEVE.


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B Brenton11/28/05
I love the "dialouge" in this, although maybe some quotation marks would have been a nice touch.
But it's great without the quotations too.
Lovely message.
Lovely thought.
Your heart is in the right place when you wrote this.
God bless.
Mtheto Hara11/29/05
Yes this is cute stuff, nice ,simple but unique and very relevant. God bless as you keep this writing coming.
Anita Neuman11/29/05
The simplicity is what makes this beautiful. I was fine without the quoatation marks until I got to a paragraph that wasn't a quote - that threw me a bit. But overall, this is well-written.
Marilyn Schnepp 11/30/05
I liked your creativity; not a daffodil or an oak could have climbed up to the cross where our Savior gave His live for us...only a nobody, like a vine. Loved it!
Linda Germain 12/02/05
Very creative.He IS the VINE...which makes this a multi-layered message .Nicely done.
Sally Hanan12/03/05
Creative entry. Being a grammar nit-picker I would have preferred the quotation marks. Watch your tenses!
sharmila sanka12/03/05
Nice imagination. Keep it up.