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Topic: Exams (07/26/04)

TITLE: THE FINAL EXAM
By Theresa Knight
08/01/04

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When thinking about exams, I vividly remember the most difficult one I have encountered. The exam I am speaking of is the comprehension exam for my Mastersí Degree in Special Education.

Each participant was informed that it was strictly essay, and the answers had to be very elaborate and cover the topic fully. Because some documentation from various texts was expected, a 3 x 5 index card with information was allowed.

So, the night before the exam, I got busy getting my card ready. Boy, did I let my computer be my friend! I had so much information on the card that I had to have high power reading glasses to be able to read what was on it!

Nervously off I went with pen, paper and card in hand when the day of the exam arrived. I felt ready for the challenge. I had studied and studied, prayed and prayed, and I knew the Lord would not let me down.

With the exam in hand, my heart was uplifted when I read that the participants were to choose four from the eight questions to answer. Even so, it took approximately four hours to finish the exam. As you can guess, I was so relieved when it was over.

A few weeks later, I was called and informed that I passed the exam and would be graduating. Victory! Yes, I prayed a prayer of thanks to God.

With that said, think about the Ďexamí God gives us here on earth. I compare situations with different types of questions. A death in the family or a divorce I consider to be an essay question. Itís not easy. A lot of thought, prayer, and faith and reliance on God is put into how one handles the situation. Work and home situations I consider being like multiple choice and true/false questions. People choose from different options when solving problems, and ask themselves some true/false, (yes/no), questions. How do we spiritually study for these challenges? By Bible study, prayer, and when needed, Christian counseling.

Now, I wonder what type of questions will God ask at Judgment time. Will he ask me about how many people I have welcomed into the home he has given me? Or, will he say, I gave you a car. How many people, who didnít have a car, did you help transport? Those are just examples of questions I feel we will be asked by Him.

Hopefully, I will be as prepared for Judgment Day as I was my final college exam. Wasnít Jesus prepared when tempted by Satan?

Theresa Knight @ 2004


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darlene hight08/02/04
Good thought!
Melanie Kerr 08/02/04
I thought your comaprison worked really well. A thought provoking and challenging piece.