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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Fulfillment (04/06/06)

TITLE: One Small Stone
By Amy Michelle Wiley


I am lost, hidden among a million others like myself, drowning in the water that covers us. Only a few years ago I was part of something great. I had not thought of myself as, well, as myself. We had been the Baultam Cliff. Armies had fought on our sides, victors had climbed to our peak, kings had been birthed at our feet.

Now I am alone. I have been torn away. My sides are jagged and raw. I am bereft of my kin.

Water tumbles over me. I am caught by the current, scraped against others like me. Scars are gouged deep into my surface.

Is this what I have been created for? I hardly think so. My destiny has been ruined. I call out to my Creator, but only the roar of the falls answers.

Time passes. Perhaps years. Perhaps millennia. My sides are smooth. I am doomed to waste slowly away, becoming nothing more than silt that lines the river.

Things are changing around me. At times red drifts through the current. Creation groans.

A hand breaks the surface of the water. It brushes against me. It hesitates. Then fingers wrap around me, lifting me, holding me. Water falls from me and air touches me. I feel odd.

I am dropped into a cloth bag and clank against others of my kind. We are jolted.

A voice rings out, near and strong. “I come to you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel! This day will I smite you. All shall know that the battle is the LORD’s.”

My being leaps. I know this name, this Creator of mine.

The hand finds me once again, and I am wrapped in leather. Wind rushes by me and gravity fights me.

Now I soar high above the earth. An enemy rises in the distance, coming ever nearer. I am aware of one thing.

I was created for this moment. This is my purpose.

I Samuel 17:45-47

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Crista Darr04/13/06
Great writing!
Melanie Kerr 04/13/06
Excellent writing! It rmeinds me at the end of Jesus' words that the stones will cry out in parise to God if people are silent!
Sharon Singley04/13/06
wow, what an imaginative way to tell this story! And what an awesome lesson we can glean from this. Fantastic.
Helen Paynter04/14/06
Love the originality, the message and the writing.
Lynda Lee Schab 04/14/06
Yes! Even the stone that killed Goliath had purpose! How much more, then, do we who are created in Christ's image have a destiny to be fulfilled? Fantastic, clever writing.
Pat Guy 04/14/06
I loved this one! Creative, intertaining - great message. An all-in-one entry! Love, love, loved it!
Lynette Carpenter04/14/06
Very-well written. Great job!
Debbie Sickler04/14/06
Wow! I hadn't realized how short this was before, because you packed so much good story into it. I loved it before and I still love it. Great job you! I hope you place well with this one. :)
Suzanne R04/15/06
Hmm ... a story of fulfilment by a stone, eh? That's creative! It reads well - kept me going to the end without losing interest. Well done.
Folakemi Emem-Akpan04/15/06
One small stone; one great achievement. I am impressed by yor style.
Venice Kichura04/15/06
Lynda Schultz 04/15/06
Wonderful perspective and great application to all of us wee rocks.
Linda Germain 04/15/06
This sounds so familiar...but still, it is wonderful!Great lesson.
Jesus Puppy 04/15/06
Wow... What hasn't been said.. Good job Kiddo.. :)
Jan Ackerson 04/17/06
I love it! Extremely creative, and with an awesome message.
Ann Darcy04/17/06
Amy, great job here! What creativity! Great message and approach!
Jean Elizabeth 04/17/06
I echo all the comments ahead of mine! Excellent writing, very creative approach to a familiar story. Fabulous!
Beth Muehlhausen04/18/06
Great story and slant for the topic!! Had no idea where this was going at first...you told it artfully. :-)
Debbie OConnor04/18/06
Lovely! I really like the message and your presentation was beautiful.
Garnet Miller 04/18/06
David and Goliath! Their story is well told here through the voice of the instrument of God's work.
Sue Dent04/18/06
Hmmmm. . . we have the purpose-driven dog in Advanced and now the purpose-driven stone in Masters. I'd say their purpose has been fulfilled. Master-ful job, you've landed nicely in your category, I'd say!
Linda Watson Owen04/19/06
A solid entry that really rocks! (Sorry couldn't help myself! Haha!) Seriously though,..loved the creative take on 'fulfillment'!
Valora Otis04/20/06
Amy, you had my attention captured from the start. Brilliant creative perspective. Wow!