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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Great (07/06/06)

TITLE: Simply Day Seven
By Glenn A. Hascall
07/08/06


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It was the end, but it was the beginning too. In that indefinable moment God brought His faithful to heaven from earth. Heaven was full, brilliant and clothed in radiant light from the throne of Godís grace. Then God said, ďLet there be illumination!Ē and there was. We were filled with understanding of mysteries long misunderstood. God was pleased with our awe. This was the first day of a forever adventure and God saw that is was great.

A river flowed from the throne of God, and itís waters brought healing as we traveled the streets of gold. God smiled as we dipped our hands in purity and drank deeply of the endless supply. This was the second day of eternity and God saw that it was great.

God gathered us all on a hillside of heaven and men and women of renown were brought before us and answered every question we had ever considered in relation to their walk on earth. Most of us were simply glad to be in His presence and forgot the very questions we once thought so important. This was the third day of time without end and God saw that it was great.

A parade of homes was planned and we were allowed to visit any mansion of our choosing. We thought this a grand notion and visited one or two before returning to the throne to hear the Words of God. We spent the rest of the day in a worship service for the Maker of mansions. This was day four and God saw that it was great.

The next day Jesus preached. All of His disciples were there. Millions of them from every tribe and tongue imaginable. We all basked in the light of His love and life. A new song was fashioned and a choir of millions sang of the majesty of The Redeemer. This was day five and God saw that it was great.

We were reminded by the Creator that we were His greatest creation and made in His very image. We glanced with new appreciation at those gathered around the throne. We wondered if we had ever lived anywhere beyond these gates of splendor. On day six God beheld His children and saw that it was great.

So the introduction to heaven was complete and we all rested in the knowledge that this truly was a place without time and a time without end. It was simply day seven - and it was great.


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Dixie Phillips 07/13/06
Thanks for the "peek" into Heaven. It will be worth it all when we see JESUS!
Mark Anthony Belosa07/14/06
Creative look at eternity.
Melanie Kerr 07/15/06
I liked the structure of your piece, echoing the days of creation. I liked day seven in particular.
Lori Othouse 07/18/06
I really liked the parallel between Heaven and the creation, the good and the great. Very creative!
Marilyn Schnepp 07/18/06
Simply Day Seven - Wow! This writer sure knows his or her Bible...because Isaiah 66:23 DOES say that from Sabbath to Sabbath all flesh will come before God to worship Him in the Earth made new; I loved this parallel between Creation and Eternity! Great Read from a Masterful Writer.
Marilyn Schnepp 07/18/06
Simply Day Seven - Wow! This writer sure knows his or her Bible...because Isaiah 66:23 DOES say that from Sabbath to Sabbath all flesh will come before God to worship Him in the Earth made new; I loved this parallel between Creation and Eternity! Great Read from a Masterful Writer.
Linda Watson Owen07/18/06
This is another time when I find myself saying, "Wow, I sure wish I had thought of that!" So creative! The simple, understatement of tone is so effective in bringing out the truth that all of our time in Heaven will still be just the beginning of 'everyday wonders' with Him. 'Great' entry!
Pat Guy 07/18/06
A delight to the soul that gives chills of anticipation and a sigh of relief to know that 'One Day....'

A 'great' way to start my day! (very clever and creative - I too wished I had thought of it!) ;)
Rita Garcia07/18/06
Reminds me of this song.
What a day that will be, when my Jesus I shall see!
Great article!!
Trina Courtenay07/18/06
Awesome!
Ann Grover07/18/06
This brought tears of anticipation and Great comgort. Thank you....
Jan Ackerson 07/18/06
I love the atmosphere of this piece--and the narrator's voice. Just lovely.
Debbie OConnor07/19/06
Awesome, Glenn! I love it. Beautiful parallel to creation and the statement, that it was great rather than good, was delightful. Welcome back! :-)
T. F. Chezum07/19/06
Very well done. Great job
Julianne Jones07/21/06
I loved this and the links with Creation week. Great job!