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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Fulfillment (04/06/06)

TITLE: The Arrival of Faith
By Juanita Pittman-Brown
04/11/06


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The arrival faith is an issue that is so personal and individual that no one can say how, when, or where your "Abraham" has arrived; but when this time has come, you will know without a doubt. It is then that you will realize that you have passed the test.

There will come a time
In the life you live
That your "Abraham"
Will arrive --
It may not be when
You feel you are ready
But it may come
When all you can do
Is strive --
It may come when
You feel you can take
No more --
It may come when
You feel you need
God to restore --
It may come
When life has totally
Beat you down --
It may come
When all you can do
Is ask God
To return you
To the ground --
It may come
When your need
Has far exceeded
Your faith and belief --
It may come
When you find
No peace at all
Even though
You seek tranquility --
It may come
When all you do
Seems in vain --
It may come in sadness
And terrible soulful pain --
Do remember
That without THE sacrifice
Fully of all you have
Or ever possess
From the time
Of your birth
You will never
Know the full
Depth of your faith
And your purpose
Upon this ball
Of earth --
Your "Abraham"
Will be your mark
Of faith and trust
In God above --
Your reward
Will be the out-pouring
Of His perfect love --
They say without faith
All works are dead
But with faith
All things are possible
To those who
Walk this way --
So when your "Abraham"
Does arrive
Seek the Father
And look with
Eyes of faith --
When you have
Met your "Abraham"
And lived your life
With obedience and grace --
It is then and only then
You bring a smile
To God's holy face --
It is then
That fulfillment
Comes when you have
Passed the test
As you have given
Your very best --
This is the time
You have survived --
It is only when you have
Lived your life
With obedience and sacrifice
That faith has arrived...


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Helen Paynter04/13/06
Interesting poem. I liked the message. For me, I think, the very short lines work in a short poem, but become a bit irritating in a longer one. Just my opinion...