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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Abundance (06/08/06)

TITLE: Because of You
By Sally Hanan
06/15/06


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I want to be a well for you
Jesus –
a place where others can come
and send the bucket down
for water.
I want to be that place that is a constant:
never
empty.

I want to be a well for you
Jesus –
Some wells have old, cracked mud at their bottom.
I don’t want to be
that place:
one people run to when I represent hope
but have no delivery of
the promise.

I want to be a well for you
Jesus –
Each moment of time with you,
each episode of surrender
fills me up
with more
of you.

I want to be a well for you
Jesus –
As the years go by
this well fills up
with more
to offer.

I want to be a well for you
Jesus –
the kind of well that needs
no
bucket.
I want to be so full of your
abundance,
that when others need
a drink,
they only need to lean over
with their cup
and dip it in
to the fullness
of my life

because of you.


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Lori Othouse 06/15/06
I loved the selfless spirit of this piece. Yes, Lord, let that always be my prayer and my life..."with more to offer"!
Melanie Kerr 06/17/06
Amen! My heart echoes your words
Pat Guy 06/17/06
A lovely flow of praise, worship and prayer. An inspiring piece to dwell and meditiate upon. Beautiful.
Linda Watson Owen06/18/06
You've carried through the image of the well of abundance so well (pardon the pun!) The simplicity of style in this poem is appealing and refreshing. It carries a heartwarming and heartfelt message!
Suzanne R06/19/06
Beautiful thoughts and beautifully presented.

I'd like to add my 'Amen'.
Jen Davis06/19/06
Simply beautiful and inspirational. I loved it. "...because of you." Well done.
Sherry Wendling06/20/06
Beautiful! Lovely flow, heartfelt prayer, captivating imagery!
Maxx .06/20/06
beautiful, precise, precious... I loved it. Very well done. Excellent work.
Jan Ackerson 06/21/06
I love the very last image--that of people just leaning over to scoop from a brimming well. Lovely.
Dr. Sharon Schuetz06/21/06
Beautifully worded word painting. Good job. Thank.
Sherry Wendling06/22/06
Congratulations, Sally! May many read this and echo your beautiful, earnest prayer!
Debbie OConnor06/22/06
I love it, Sally! I think you are that well you long to be. Congratulations!
Trina Courtenay06/22/06
"Well", congratulations!

Keep writing for the Glory of Jesus!

Trina<><
Debbie OConnor11/11/07
Sally, this is beautiful. I love the picture you painted of the wells. The type with cracked mud and no delivery v. the full well of clear water. Very nice!

I clicked on your webpage on Faithwriter's home page and got a good laugh about you avoiding housework at all times (unless someone's coming over). You and I have a lot in common. LOL.
Barbara Thompson-Young06/29/08
Sally, this is absolutely wonderful, and it is the cry of my heart. Glad I found you tonight! ~Barb