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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Sharp (03/07/13)

TITLE: A Day After the Rapture
By Linda Goergen
03/14/13


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They met within the lonely room,
Half shaded by the empty gloom,
A sharp contrast of what had been,
If only they had listened then.

Left behind, regreting their acts,
The missing, reflecting the facts,
Like a holy magnifying glass,
Revealing the fakes in the class.

To figure out their chances now,
To try to hone their faith somehow,
They huddled there, at fear’s command,
Each with a Bible in their hand.

One then, lifted his Bible high,
The bread of life they had denied,
As one, their tears began to fall,
They’d all ignored the Savior’s call.

Then one of them began to read,
Thoughts and questions did proceed,
The sharing of what each knew,
Began to build some hope anew.

No longer boring, was God’s word,
They treasured now, each bit they heard,
Repentant hearts now set their path,
To show Hell’s lies, and God’s just wrath.

Each knife of knowledge, they then shared,
Sharpened, strengthened and prepared,
Iron sharpened iron, this night,
Weapons were forged, to fight the fight.

They vowed now, in one accord,
To welcome God’s sharp, two-edged sword,
To slice all fear and doubt to shreds,
Lest beast or guillotine claim their heads.

Their lives now taking a sharp curve,
A rough route, each knew they deserved,
They’d shunned the free and easy road,
Now tribulation’s due was owed.

They knew there was no other way,
They’d made their choice, now they would pay,
The evil horrors they’d now face,
Could have been side-stepped by His grace.

They begged for mercy and for strength,
They prayed for courage, at some length,
They wept for scorning other’s needs,
They prayed a prayer that all could heed:

Lord, give us Your wisdom, so divine,
Grind us with Your word, till we shine—
Your truth—let it slice sin’s offence,
Then may Your sword, be our defense.





Inspiration for the topic from scriptures:

Proverbs 27:17: “As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.”

Hebrews 4:12: “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”



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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 03/14/13
This is beautiful. I am really bad about reading titles so when I first read this I pictured the disciples in the Upper Room before Jesus had appeared. Then when I read the title it all clicked and I found the piece to be even more profound.
CD Swanson 03/14/13
This was so well written, and I loved the scriptures at the end of the entry.

Powerful message to read the Bible and learn the TRUTH of His word, and to embrace Jesus'words, and all of His warnings, in all of the Gospels, as well as the OT to all that will hear and see.

Excellent writing...Thank you for reminding people to pick up the Bible and learn His Words and TRUTH.

May God Bless you with His wisdom and His love always~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 03/22/13
Congratulations on ranking 8th in Masters and 24 overall!
CD Swanson 03/23/13
Linda,

Congratulations on ranking 8th in Masters and 24 overall!

God Bless~
Beth LaBuff 04/18/13
Our hearts have been focused on the rapture lately, too. Time is short. You have an amazing message, so exquisitely written here. May it be used to warn others before the time occurs that you warn against. Excellent!!!