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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Walk (07/20/06)

TITLE: Faith Walk
By Shari Armstrong
07/24/06


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“Please, don’t let go. I can’t see where I’m going.”

”I won’t. I’ve got your hand, you’ll be fine.”

“Are you sure? I can’t see a thing.”

"It's going to be fine. I can see for both of us.”

I recalled “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path”* as we moved. I felt my guide turn us to the left, then to the right. I realized I’d been holding my breath and let it out. "How much longer?”

“Hang on, we’ve got a little ways to go yet.”

We zigged and zagged some more, but never once did I stumble, even when we had to go up and down, since my guide warned me about each step. Then we went straight for quite a ways. I found myself reciting another verse under my breath, “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”** Then I spoke to my companion, “Now where are we?”

“We’re almost there. Now, I’ll need you to walk behind me, just hold on to my shoulders. It’s a tight squeeze.”

Yet another verse came to mind, this time it was “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”*** I followed my leader. I could feel walls close on each side, with barely enough room to get through.

“Here we are.”

My partner took the blindfold off. I squinted, allowing my eyes to adjust to the light. I looked back over the obstacle course we’d just finished, complete with the narrow cardboard tunnel at the end. “Wow, it’s amazing how hard it is to rely on someone else to lead the way, isn’t it?”

“Yeah, and now it’s your turn.” My partner handed me the blindfold, so I could lead him through the Faith Walk course.



* Psalm 119:105
** Matthew 7:15
*** Matthew 11:30


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Marilyn Schnepp 07/28/06
A very neat approach to the topic of walk - and unique thinking. Great job.
Brenda Craig07/28/06
I agree with the above comment. This is a very unique way of dealing with the subject at hand. Short, to the point, and packed with insight. I like how you took this idea and made such an impact with so few words. Good job!
Virginia Gorg07/28/06
This is great. I wasn't expecting a cardboard tunnel. Well written, good flow. Very insightful. :)
Phyllis Inniss 08/01/06
Quite a different approach to the subject but interesting.
Joanne Sher 08/01/06
What a perfect word picture of walking with Christ! You do an excellent job of showing us how hard it can be in very few words. Great job!
Trina Courtenay08/02/06
Short and directly on point. To walk in such faith as to be blind folded, relying on your guide for your every step.
Jesus Puppy 08/02/06
I remember a study like this once.. The church made a course up on the lawn, and each person that went through was able to change something around afterwords.. so no one could memorize the course. Every one had fun and it was a great object lesson.

I loved you story and the way it relates even to our daily walk. Not knowing sometimes where the next step will take us, yet with the Word in mind, we will not falter if our we let the Lord be our Guide..