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Topic: DROP IN A BUCKET (10/24/19)
TITLE: Loss and Pain Do Not Need One More Drop!
By Donna Martelli
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I walk on. Conversely, should I fall to the right (if that were even possible), I would be surrounded by love, joy and peace. Dont ask me how I know it, I just do. There I see a place full of light and color and I hear faint sounds of many voices singing sweetly, all in perfect harmony. The sound flows over me like that of waves gently lapping on the seashore. The temperature is perfect with soft breezes all around. I smell a beautiful fragrance that reminds me of a rose garden, yet somehow it is even sweeter.
I continue to walk, wondering how these two sides of the wall could be such opposites and why they are so. My musing is interrupted by three shimmering light beings floating off to my right. Somehow, I know who they are and what they are doing: Love is calling to me, Joy extends a hand towards me and Peace beckons me to follow. Whoa, I cant do that! I cant float or fly!
Walking on, I feel my left foot slipping as the rock below it crumbles. Bits of it crash into the darkness, but I never hear them hit bottom. I am afraid. I feel myself sliding toward the muck and mire. Just as the rock beneath my left foot completely breaks away, Love, Joy and Peace suddenly take hold of me and lift me up with the most tender love I have ever known. They want me to go with them to their Kingdom of Everlasting Life. I am speechless, but I nod in the affirmative. These three glimmering ones take me to the chamber of the King of Kings. It is so bright that I cant see anything at first. Then He shines from the brightness: this King of Kings Who is Himself Love, Joy and Peace. I fall to my knees as He calls my name and tells me that His love for me is so great that
He shed His blood to cleanse me from all my sin.
He became a curse so that I could be blessed.
He became poor so that I could be made rich.
He bore stripes on His back so that I could be healed.
He became sin for me so that I could be made righteous.
Then He asks me this question:
May I have your heart?
My heart? I already love Him. I want to be with Him in this place forever and all He asks of me is my heart? How could I give Him anything less? I would give Him a thousand hearts if I had them!
I no longer walk that line: I am firmly established with the King of Kings and, although I will reside with Him later on, for now He has given me the position of Ambassador from His Kingdom to the world. Love, Joy and Peace go with me and His Guide and Counselor live with me while I am here. It is my job to represent Him well and to tell you this story and invite you to come with me to the Kingdom of Everlasting Life. Will you?
(Scripture references: Colossians 1:14, Galatians 3:13, 2 Corinthians 8:9, 1 Peter 2:24, 2 Corinthians 5:21}
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