I have been published!
Words fail to describe the excitement and joy that I am feeling!
Here is the website.
Here is the article:
It’s a typical Saturday in Florida. The beaches are packed, and the
amusement parks are crowded. Tourists are on vacation, and Floridians
hustle about their day running errands, enjoying the sunshine, and
living their lives.
But in a little church in a Florida town, there is a gathering that
has gotten the attention of Heaven. A group of young people has gathered
from all across the state to fellowship and Bible quiz! Parents have
taken time off work, coaches have driven vans loaded with kids, and
quizzers have invested their time into learning Scripture. It’s fun,
exciting, and it’s competitive.
As the first teams sit at the quiz table, a hush falls across the
room, and a hush falls across the throne room of Heaven, too. The angels
stand ready around the throne. Even the cherubim are silent on this
morning. And then it happens. A question is read, and a buzzer is hit. A
small voice begins to quote the Word of God in tentative hesitation.
The angels stand a little taller, the streets of gold appear to shine a
little brighter, and Jesus Himself begins to smile as His precious
little child begins to utter words that have saved the souls of men.
The answer is finished—and whether ruled correct or incorrect—Heaven
does not know because the angels begin their thunderous applause, and
the cherubim once again take up their cry of “holy, holy, holy.” All of
Heaven shouts and rejoices… until the start of the next question.
Melissa lives in Winter Garden, Florida, with her husband of 18
years. They homeschool their three children, who are all involved with
Bible quizzing. Melissa and her family attend The Pentecostals of Apopka
and are so thankful for all of God’s blessings in their lives.