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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Write something in the YOUNG ADULT or TEEN genre (06/07/07)

TITLE: The Inventor
By Nathan Perkins
06/11/07


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Imagine the inventor in his workshop. I love the picture of a man hovering over a workbench tinkering with an idea. He is inventing, designing and creating. Everything has to be perfect. Being as no one has ever made what he is inventing he gets to define what perfect means. It must be good and since he is the inventor he gets to decide what good is. It has to be just right and he will work unceasingly until he can say that this creation is just and right.

This particular invention will be his very favorite. He will call it his masterpiece. It would become his crowning glory. But just like most artist, the full worth of this creation would not be recognized until after he had died. He knows this is true because in the death of the artist the life of the artist is discovered in his work. It is best known in his magnum opus.

I admire the inventor. There are many of them that come to mind. The Wright Brothers, Dr. Beaumont, and Wilhelm Roentgen (the inventor of x-rays), to name a few, would each face ridicule, loose reasonable amounts of money, would be considered the lunatics of there age.

Not only would they carry such difficulty, there would also be very little reward for all of their effort and very little proof along the way that what they were working on was worth it. But there must have been something that told them that it was. They continued on and sure enough they would not see the full potential of their invention in their own lifetime. It would be those of us who live many years later.

The inventor that we are imagining in his workshop, busy at his work, would also have to die before the full worth of his creation would be recognized. It was his very blood and breath that would give his Magnum Opus its full worth. His blood repaired the corruption applied under the rudiments of the surrounding elements. His breath would preserve it, and sustain it so that it could continue to maintain its purpose despite its otherwise corruptible nature in the environment that it was designed to impact.

He has a notion that it might work. Really it more then a notion because even though there are ideas that have never been brought to human ears or seen with human eyes and even some that have never been thought by human brains, there is really no new ideas in that the creator of all good things has already thought it. It says in Romans 11 “who knows enough to be his counselor.”


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Beth LaBuff 06/18/07
The message comes through very clearly. You have some excellent thoughts here. Thanks!