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Seeing God Through Rose Colored Glasses
by Julie Michaelson
08/13/14
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What profit do we get
if we pray to Him?
[Job 21:15]
************************
"Americans all want to
believe that Robin Williams
is happy in Heaven,
right now,
LORD: laughing, and talkin'
with his old friends, and
makin' everybody LAUGH."

[NOD.]
"Why only Americans,
My precious."

"Huh?
Well.
I guess some other people
in other countries saw
his movies, but he was,
after all....an American!"

[PAUSE.]
"Child,
do you love America
more than... Me?"

(Squint.)
(Silence.)
(Shrug.)
"I dunno.
Ya know."

[SMILE.]

"I don't know.
I think I LOVE... You,
but I don't LIKE You."

[SIGH.]

"Well, Ya know.
America's my COUNTRY!
I LOVE America!
I LOVE AMERICA!
Ya know!"
(Shrug.)

[SILENCE.]

"That's not the POINT!
My point is that everybody
wants to believe that Robin Williams
is in Heaven right now! That's my
point, LORD! People want to believe
that You're all sweet, and
wonderful, and that You'll
let anybody in Heaven that we
loved, or liked!"

"Ah,
I see."

"Yeah!
That's my point!
AMERICA's the most
wonderful, beautiful, most
MAGNIFICENT
place on earth, but that's
not what I'm talkin' about,
here! I wish You could
stay on the subject, BETTER!"

[PATIENT NOD.]
[SMILE.]

"That's probably why nobody gets
their PRAYERS answered,
LORD! You have a short
attention span!"

"Oy vey z'mir,
Mein bubbe'lah."

"Anyway, that's the PROBLEM."

"What is,
Mein kin'derlah."

"EVERYBODY THINKS
YOU'LL ALL SWEET,
AND WONDERFUL!
You could'a tossed Robin
Williams into HELL, for all
WE know!"

[SIGH.]

"Yeah!
He was Jewish, just
like me! More talented,
of course, but...
And he wasn't brought
up believing in JESUS!"

"You weren't either,
My kin'der."

"That's not my POINT!
What I'm SAYING is that
all those evangelistic Christians
say that you only get to
go to Heaven if you believe
in JESUS! So, MOST of
'em think that Robin Williams
is probably in HELL,
right now!"

"It doesn't matter
what anyone says,
child. It is what
I Say."

"Yeah, but isn't that
the RULE? I mean,
Robin Williams was a wonderful
American actor who made
us all laugh! We want to
believe that You're really
Nice, and just brought
him on up to Heaven,
just because You're a Nice
God, and all!"

"What do you believe,
My beloved."

"I don't KNOW!
I WANT to believe that
You're a Nicer God than
I THOUGHT, and just
decided to let him on in!
Ya know: just to be Nice,
for once!"

[SIGH.]

"Ya know: SURPRISE us!"

"What is nice,
child."

"It's an English word,
LORD. I wish Your American
English was better; that's
probably another reason
why nobody's prayers ever
get answered. You have
to keep lookin' up our
words in a dictionary.
I don't think they have
WordSpell where You
are."

[CHUCKLE.]

"Well.
What's 'nice'.
Well, 'nice' certainly isn't
letting 6 million of Your Chosen
get pushed into gas ovens in Germany.
'Nice' certainly isn't letting
all those early Christians
get eaten by lions in a Roman circus,
or letting Your naive, meschugunah missionaries
get the Ebola plague in all those weird
African countries. Or, doing nothing while
five year olds get leukemia,
while women and children get raped and
murdered, and innocent animals get horribly abused:
to just sit on a Big Throne Somewhere Up on A Cloud,
up in an Ivory Tower surrounded by singing angels,
and watch living beings all suffer miserably on planet Earth!"

"Ah,
I see."

"Ya get my DRIFT?"

"You are adrift within
My Ocean,
right now,
My precious."

"Yeah, whatever.
So do You see what I mean?
We all want to think of
our beloved American actor
and comedianne right in
Paradise and Heaven, right now! It's
comforting!"

"I understand,
My precious."

"Yeah!
But, according to the
Evangelistic CHRISTIANS,
You're really Strict, and
Nasty about this whole
Heaven thing! If poor
Robin Williams didn't accept
JESUS, then he's burning
up in HELL, right now!"

[SILENCE.]

"Even if he was a much beloved
American who made us
laugh even when we were
having problems, and
didn't feel like laughing!
He gave us JOY, and
laughter in this world
full of horrible NEWS,
and weird TERRORISTS,
and those quagmire,
cockroach-countries
like Afghanistan, Iran, and
IRAQ, and all those
African PLAGUES!"

"Yes,
My sweetness."

"But according to those
really stict Christians......
that doesn't even COUNT
with You! That doesn't
even COUNT!"

[SILENCE.]

"Everybody else just wants
to see You through rose-
colored GLASSES! It makes
them feel better!"

"Ah,
but,
My precious."

"WHAT?"

"You have always
been very
near-sighted."
***************************
I am a Rose of Sharon,
a Lily of the valleys.
[Song of Solomon 2:1]

Copyright 2014.

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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