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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Foreign Language (12/09/10)

TITLE: No Foreign Tongue
By Verna Cole Mitchell
12/13/10


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Once when the world one language spoke,
Men thought they’d build a tower
With stairs to reach to heaven, but
God took away their power.

When He beheld their prideful plans,
Their language He confused.
Then from the tower of Babel, He
The people all diffused.

Now only God can comprehend
The speech of every nation.
No tongue is foreign to His ear.
He never needs translation.

To Him is clear each thought expressed,
The whole, not just in part.
He even knows beyond what’s said
To motives of the heart.

He sent His only Son to earth
To die for mankind’s sin
And represent His love to those
Who’d choose to follow Him.

God shares with people through the world
His message of salvation
In terms each one can understand,
Including through creation.

I’m glad God understands the words
Of people everywhere.
It’s such a comfort just to know
He hears and answers prayer.

Our God--He knows no foreign tongue;
He hears and speaks to everyone;
He reads all hearts with certainty.
I’m humbled He loves even me.


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Noel Mitaxa 12/18/10
You've packed a lot of information into a very simple vocab and metre. Well done.
Mona Purvis12/18/10
I'm so glad He knows 'the whole, not just in part'. For often the words just escape me when I pray. I get comfort knowing He knows and understands motives and the real heart of mankind. You said it so well in this well-done verse. Lovely and so true.
Henry Clemmons12/18/10
A very anointed poem that ministered to me greatly. I loved this line:
"No tongue is foreign to His ear.
He never needs translation."

It is always so comforting knowing that God hears us. Another great heartfelt poem.

Gregory Kane12/18/10
It's great that God understands every tongue. If only it were as easy for you and me to learn some of them!
Sarah Elisabeth 12/18/10
Amen!
Nancy Bucca 12/19/10
Simple, powerful and well written. Good job!
Yvonne Blake 12/20/10
Great thoughts!
I wonder what language we'll have in heaven?
Cheryl Harrison 12/21/10
Great job! I'm so glad God doesn't need a translator!
Catrina Bradley 12/21/10
I love the thoughts this poem conveys, and your meter and rhyme are so natural! Great job.
Edmond Ng 12/22/10
Excellent piece! Your poem brought out the sense of awe and esteem for our God. I particularly like the part "I'm glad God understands the words of people everywhere. It's such a comfort just to know He hears and answers prayer." There is certainly nothing that is foreign to our God!
Lollie Hofer 12/22/10
Well done. The message alone in this poem is powerful.
Charla Diehl 12/23/10
This is a lovely poem that drives home the point that God hears each of our prayers even when words stay locked in our hearts--He knows.
Leola Ogle 12/23/10
Beautifully written! Well done!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 12/23/10
This is beautiful. It brought a tear to my eye. I did a devotion on the tower of Babel too but your poem was just beautiful. Congratulations in placing in the top 10 in Masters and the top 20 overall.