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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Great (07/06/06)

TITLE: I Didn't Know How Great He Is
By Esther Tamling-Seffrood
07/13/06


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I didnít know how great he was,
Though I knew there was a God, way up above.
Never had my heart come close enough to find,
A love for that which was glory divine.

I didnít care to know he could deliver me,
I sincerely thought I was already living free.
I didnít know my sin would really bring me down,
That my Godless life was making him frown.

I wasnít ever thankful, that much is true,
But to tell you the truth, I never really knew.
V.B.S. was fun, but I didnít take it to heart,
I thought it was about games, singing, and art.

Somehow, the message never really sank in,
How could I have known that God hated my sin?
Church wasnít a regular thing through my childhood years,
It was just making it through, with laughter and tears.

All this time I have wasted living down here,
Never understanding the God, the Bible said I should fear.
I didnít know that God in heaven could truly love me,
That was one of the things that I really couldnít see.

But God has opened my eyes and changed my heart,
And now Iíve come to realize, I really wasnít very smart.
God can do so much more than I ever thought he could.
Thatís one of the many things I never understood.

Now I see that Godís love for me is truly, truly great!
Fortunately for me, it wasnít too late!

(Seek the Lord while it is still called today!)


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Brenda Bates07/13/06
Good job!
Edy T Johnson 07/18/06
And we will never know all of it. We will spend forever in eternity discovering more and more of His great love for us.

Thank you for your interesting testimony in free verse--I think this "works" better than plain narrative would. You have a lot here for reflection, maybe even to expand into a longer work.