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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Break (02/06/06)

TITLE: Whispers
By Pat Guy
02/12/06


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Tears stung deep and pained my eyes.

Caught unaware, a sudden revelation had blurred my vision, yet tears had brought their own relief. Instinctively I tried to relieve their ache, blinking, wanting to see more clearly.

My thoughts had blended the past with the present, and weaved them together with the future, for my children are both here and far away. My heart was speaking to them, trying to reach theirs – willing them to hear mine. One of many heart conversations I have with them to reassure them of love, God and life – wanting them to know … I am here. That my love is strong and will not back down from whatever their life may bring my way.

No matter what they feel about me, no matter what they think – no matter what … I am here.

Then I heard the whisper of One Other in my heart, clear and soft; One Who had been waiting to speak. His voice tender … close … ‘So am I.’ He said, ‘I am here. My Love is strong and will not back down from whatever your life may bring My way. No matter what you feel about Me, no matter what you think – no matter what … I am here.’

Caught unaware, tears stung deep and pained my eyes, yet tears brought their own relief; for My Father’s Truth broke the cold, cruel grip of the lies Satan whispered in my ear when I was weary, when I was tired. I was weary and tired now. I closed my eyes, wanting to see more clearly.

The silence in my heart spoke only of His Presence. The silence of my heart received His Words.

‘I am here.’ He whispered … ‘I am here.’

I pray my children are listening; I pray my children will hear … the whisper of His love.


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Laurie Glass02/13/06
What a lovely, comforting piece. A great reminder of unconditional love. This piece touched my heart today.
Crista Darr02/14/06
This touched me. I love the "heart conversations" with our children. How much more with our Lord? Just beautiful.
Suzanne R02/15/06
Beautiful. The parallel between the first section and the section section, with it coming back to your children at the end was very effective. The message of God's (and a mother's) unfailing love was really beautiful.
Lynda Lee Schab 02/15/06
What a heartfelt piece! Great comparison of how we want our kids to know we're always there to how hard God tries to get us to realize the same about Him. I needed to read this today. Thanks for posting - it truly touched me and makes me want to pay closer attention to what God is whispering to my heart.
Blessings, Lynda
Judy Anderson02/15/06
This is beautiful and I, too, needed this today as I worry about a teenage daughter. God's love will hold us up! Thank you and God bless you.
Amy Michelle Wiley 02/15/06
Beautiful. The first sentance caught me and the rest drew me along. Well done!
Jan Ackerson 02/16/06
This is ever-so-tender and touching. Beautifully written, I especially liked "The silence in my heart spoke only of His presence." That's a phrase to meditate on...
Anita Neuman02/16/06
The brevity and simplicity of this piece speaks volumes. My favourite line: "I closed my eyes, wanting to see more clearly." Simply beautiful!
Shari Armstrong 02/16/06
Short, sweet and well done.
Cheryl Harrison 02/16/06
Beautiful. This one touched my heart.
Linda Watson Owen02/16/06
Yes, I too especially like the image of closing eyes to see more clearly. You've captured the longing of a mother's heart beautifully!
Maxx .02/16/06
So few words... so much meaning. Very nicely done. It really spoke of tenderness. Excellent!
Debbie Sickler02/17/06
Very poetic. Beautiful job.