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Scripture Prompt: Song of Solomon 7:4
Your neck is as beautiful as an ivory tower.
Your eyes are like the sparkling pools in Heshbon
by the gate of Bath-rabbim.
Your nose is as fine as the tower of Lebanon
The Wishing Well
I walked a hundred miles one day
To reach the Wishing Well
And tossing in a golden coin
I hoped to cast a spell
“I need not fame or wealth,” I said
“Or to keep from growing old…
…I only ask to be transformed
‘Til I’m a beauty to behold”
“Please take this freckled neck of mine
And make it ivory white
Take these pale grey eyes
And make them shine like diamonds – radiant, bright”
“And oh, to be rid of this crooked nose!
Which has cursed my every waking day
And to make it perfect, without flaw
To snatch beholders’ breath away”
The moment I had whispered this
I was bathed in rays of cool moonlight
I felt a change was taking place
My young heart trembled with delight!
And as the brilliance faded
I peered into the crystal pool
“Oh no!” I cried out in dismay
“How could you be so very cruel?”
For everything about me
Was just as it had been before
Not a single wish had been granted
At the threshold of this ancient door
But lo – a spark within me
Gave understanding to my heart
And I knew that the Creator
Had fashioned me – His work of art
And as I made my journey home
My soul was filled with song
This gift was greater than I’d dreamed
To know that I’ve been lovely all along.