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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Yellow (11/12/09)

TITLE: Hues of Yellow
By cindy yarger
11/15/09


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“Come back to the place of safety, all you prisoners who still have hope! I promise this very day that I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles.” Zech. 9:12

I own one little tiny piece of land. It’s a cemetery plot. It is located in the land of my safety, the land of my blessings. I am content to have returned to this place.

Once, I thought it was the people that I knew here that made all of the difference. That thought has not proven to be true in my returning. Most of those once known people have moved on or have died. It is some sort of calling from the land itself. Warning bells need not go off into the direction of “New Age?” as that is not it either. I stand solid well within God’s reaching hand of love.

It is open country here. The land is divided. Much farming goes on while herds of cattle are rounded up for the marketing of milk and dairy. Grass is planted and manicured but that is man’s attempt at beauty. The natural land is in high desert hues of yellow. There is a chasm here, a vast canyon that cuts across the flattened land. It is a discovery for those who do not know it is there. A wonder to those who see it for the first time. A trove of treasure for those who sport in it. For me it is safety and blessing and God.

Comfort comes in many forms. Jammies, robe, slippers and a good book (toss in a fire and that’s a huge extra bonus.) Coffee with a friend. Silence with a friend. The raining of rain. Laughter from a tiny source. Comfort always brings a sense of envelopment, like a self hug. I am enveloped in this land and it is very, very good.

Troubles diminish here. It does not mean that they miraculously disappear. It is more of a perspective thing. They do not overpower or take charge of the horizon. Somewhere in the hues of yellow, they become yellow too and blend into a larger scheme of life. There is so much more than troubles.

I am glad that my cemetery plot is here. I am glad that it is the piece of land that I own. It seems so fitting that I should someday step out from the land of my safety into the home of God’s blessing.

“Come back to the place of safety, all you prisoners who still have hope! I promise this very day that I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles.” Zech. 9:12

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Bible quote from The Life Recovery Bible, copyright 1998 by Tyndale House Publishers


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larry troxell 11/19/09
safety in a cemetery plot? interesting approach, knowing that it is not your final destination if you have jesus in your heart.