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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Home (01/09/06)

TITLE: The Heart of One
By Pat Guy
01/16/06


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One throne sits empty …
waiting for His Son.
Waiting …
for the One worthy to reign at His side,
for the Son Who wanted to leave home,
to please the will of His Father.
Who carries the heartbeat of His Own.

The Heavenly host stirs.
Ready …
as Praise, Honor and Glory resonate through Holy space.
Waiting …
for the silence of Sorrow.

The King stands.
Praise, Honor and Glory still their song.
Billows of agony – sweet and savory,
rise, and fill Holy dominion.
God turns away …
and places His hand on the empty throne.
Holy tears release His grieving Spirit.

The Father whispers, the Son speaks, the Spirit confirms,
‘It is finished’

The Heavenly host stirs.
Ready …
as Praise, Honor and Glory listen.
The Father turns,
waiting … knowing … satisfied.
And the Angels watch.

Holy silence waits …

The heavens open to welcome their Son.
Love releases Its Joy!
The Son receives Its embrace!
And Love speaks …
‘This is my Beloved Son, with Whom I am well-pleased.’*

Then the Father takes the hands,
of Redemption’s price,
to lovingly stroke the scars of anguish –
the scars of Victory.
And places them upon His heart,
holding them close.

God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
The beating heart of One. Together … Home.

It is time for the Son to resume His place.

And the Heavenly host breaks forth!
Praise, Honor and Glory shout Victory’s new song!
As The Father adorns His Son,
with the Pure White Robe,
of untouchable Light.













*Matthew 3:17 (NAS)


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Laurie Glass01/16/06
Wow! This is beautiful! I especially like the part where the Father places His hand on the empty throne - and the stanza where the Father takes the Son's hands. Awesome piece.
Lynda Lee Schab 01/17/06
Absolutely beautiful. I read slowly, to absorb each phrase and heartfelt word. I thought this piece flowed very well. The only stanza I hesitated on was the one where "Son" is mentioned three different times. No big deal, but it was something that stuck out to me for some reason.
Wonderful take on "Home." A great reminder of what a sacrifice Jesus made by leaving His home and the Father's side in order to save the world. Awesome!
Blessings, Lynda
Crista Darr01/17/06
I echo all the praise Laurie and Lynda gave this exceptional piece. Excellent.
Jan Ackerson 01/17/06
Absolutely lovely. I like the way you personified Praise, Honor, and Glory (and a few others) by capitalizing them.

My favorite line: "...The Father whispers, the Son speaks, the Spirit confirms,
‘It is finished’
Beautiful.
Julianne Jones01/18/06
Beautiful. Awesome. I just want to read this again and again. Well done.
Shari Armstrong 01/18/06
A very lovely poem - great images.
Ann Grover01/18/06
Beautiful, stunning... and His return to Home ensured our place there...
Cassie Memmer01/19/06
This is beautiful! Took me right where I needed to go just now. Wonderfully written!
Val Clark01/19/06
A beautiful, beautiful poem.
Amy Michelle Wiley 01/19/06
That was awesome! Well done!
terri tiffany01/19/06
Wow...I never ever pictured or imagined the scene from this side!Your words painted a beautiful picture. How ever do you think to even write from that perspective?? Terrific!
Candice Kettell01/20/06
Wow! from yet another reader. Vivid. The Father whispers, the Son speaks, the Spirit confirms,
‘It is finished’ I think my heart fluttered when I read that lol.
Jeffrey Snell01/20/06
Gorgeous imagery! Nice job
Linda Watson Owen01/20/06
Oh, Yes! What an excellent poem from a perspective we never think of at the time of the crucifixion and Christ's ascension! So inspiring. Truly beautiful!
Maxx .01/21/06
Stunning. The visuals are just perfect. A winner in my book. To put together words the way you do ... wow. What a wonderful gift!
Suzanne R01/22/06
The way you start with the empty throne, waiting for the Son to come home and then move on is very effective.

Your words are artwork.

Well done.
Marilyn Schnepp 01/22/06
Awesome! Heartwarming! So extraordinarily beautiful! What else is there to say? God Bless!
Debbie Sickler01/22/06
I agree with all the above! Pat, this was VERY well done.

I loved the lines: "Then the Father takes the hands,
of Redemption’s price,
to lovingly stroke the scars of anguish –
the scars of Victory.
And places them upon His heart,
holding them close." That is such an image!

Being the mom of three sons, sometimes I look at them and wonder how God could have released Jesus to such pain, just for us...I know I wouldn't be able to do it.

Great job of showing us God's heart! Hope you place well with this one!