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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: googled (04/10/14)

TITLE: A Video, A Googler, A Grandma and God
By Charla Diehl
04/16/14


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He looked like Moses shouting scripture with a Bible in his hand
A self-made video aimed to teach those who didn’t understand :
God sent His Son. . .repent, be saved--the end was drawing near. . .
He finished with a prayer, “Dear God, please help deaf ears hear”

The preacher’s faith--Christianity---meant he simply trusted Christ
And as one viewer listened, what he heard just seemed so right
He googled “truth” -- a simple word, not expecting this definition
It said: Jesus, He’s the Truth--the viewer nodded recognition

If He’s the truth-- his mind then paused--Can he provide answers I am seeking
An inward tug, a still small voice said “Yes” with God’s repeating
Next he googled “Christian” and the qualities were described
as Christ-like characteristics with love’s importance magnified

Fragments of a children’s prayer began emerging from his soul
“I lay me down. . .if I should die. . .” Grandma taught but Satan stole
A tragedy took his parents, he was young and got confused
His heart suffered sadness and his spirit, badly bruised

He pictured his sweet grandma cradling him--they both were grieving
He faintly heard her whisper, “no matter what, don’t stop believing”
But in his youth his faith was weak, and so he went astray
Though Grandma advised the boy to take time each day to pray

Grandma leaned on her Savior while her grandson roamed tough streets
Each devil’s advocate in tune--let each man’s weakness cause defeat
And so it was this lonely boy joined a streetwise family
Thinking they shared strong bonds with him, they dishonored his loyalty

The depth of his childhood loss became his ruination
More alone than a graveyard dog, he googled now “salvation”
I’m saved--there’s eternity with beauty and relief?
A voice, a knock, his heart ajar--God’s word for him--“belief”

His night of seeking ended with a Bible in his hand
He read the book of John and reviewed God’s great commands
He even spoke with Grandma, her words were soft and sincere
Every day when I prayed I begged for God to keep you near
Searching for the love that was robbed from him in youth
Led him back to Jesus--the way, the life, the truth


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Tracy Nunes 04/18/14
Being a grandmother, this really struck a cord with me. We can't asure the outcome, but we can trust that the words of life and prayers we speak won't be wasted. I loved this.
CD (Camille) Swanson 04/19/14
Brilliant!
God bless~