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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Unsung Hero (12/07/06)

TITLE: God's Eyes
By Paul Potenza
12/12/06


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GOD'S EYES

Ya know you meet these guys and gals every day of the week and you just never recognize it.

I sometimes wish that we had God's Eyes.

With God's Eyes we could see the hopeless old alcoholic as a young man who served his country proudly and when the bottle took him, never asked for a penny, choosing instead to sleep on an iron heating grate.

We could see the frantic single mother of five, desperately trying to keep her children quiet in church so that they wouldn't disturb "proper folk", as a young bride with a dream which died on the day when her husband left her to face an empty apartment.

We could see the guy who gives up his time off to mow the church lawn as more than unskilled labor.

We would understand the "Widow's Mite" and comprehend the dirty, smelly "Prodigal Son" and feel like the "Tax Collecter" who beat his breast and humbly said "God...be merciful to me...a sinner".

And we could feel the stares of the men who brought the woman caught in adultry before "His Highness" and we could EXAULT with her as she heard the stones dropping and saw those sorry, hard eyed old hypocrites leaving one by one, starting with the eldest.

And then, when her timid human eyes looked up to her last accuser, she was transfixed by a gaze from the Eyes of God who saw her as an unsung hero.

Why was she a hero?

Just like all the examples I have cited, God uses them to save...

YOU.

Watch out this Christmas season for the unsung heros.

They're a LOT closer than you think.

Wanna know something?

Every single one of YOU who contribute to these pages on Faithwriters is an unsung hero. You give love and peace and unconditional acceptance.

That kind of thing is not easy to find...

But it's there if you use God's Eyes.


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Donna Emery12/15/06
A wonderful reminder of how we are to look at others. Very, very good insight into the topic. Good job!
Marilyn Schnepp 12/21/06
Beautifully done as usual by a talented writer! Thought this was superb! You never cease to amaze me with your creative insight; always see your wordsmithing as topnotch! Don't ever give up the "writing part" of your life! It's brilliant! You are the only one I know that could fill Lewis Grizzard's shoes. Kudos, my friend, Kudos!
Chong Shipei12/22/06
You are the unsung hero, too, brother, and thank you, for being a vessel that God uses to speak on His behalf for the people out there who He sees as the unsung heroes. You write well, brother. Continue to use your writing gift for God.

:)

God's eyes are precious, indeed. Very precious. :)
Edy T Johnson 12/23/06
I'm so glad Marilyn introduced me to your writing. It has such a folksy style, rich with meaning, drawn from everyday life. I relish your depictions of those "ordinary people" who are precious heroes in God's eyes, and who would be to us, too, if only we took the time to SEE. Thank you!