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Topic: Charade (08/14/08)
TITLE: There is a Battle to be Won
By Joy Mounce
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(Telephone call, three months later):
Hi Angela, this is Mary. I wanted to call and let you know that I am free to come with you to church in the morning. Yes, I know, I’ve been preoccupied lately, but suddenly I realized that hanging with those people would only bring heartache in the end. Even though they seem to be nice and include me in their plans, I can now see that it is all a big charade. I mean, I can see now that it is so superficial and that there are consequences to their actions that are just not worth it in the end. I am not willing to lose my soul, and eventually I think that’s what would have happened. Oh, and by the way, Angela thanks for praying for me. Yes, I know you did and your prayers have made all the difference. What would I do without a friend like you?
(Across the city in her home is Angela):
Wow! Thank you, God! I am so relieved to have my friend back! What? You are too? Of course You are, Lord, I know You love her even more than I do. And I realize even more now that we are all in a battle and it is Your desire to help us through it and protect us from the wiles of the devil. It was worth it to forego the donuts at work and the birthday party for a distant cousin to see my friend set free from the deception that was trying so hard to trap her. I know it was You, Lord, who did it, and I am so thankful that You used me in Your will in this situation with my friend. Yes, Lord, I am willing to be used again as You lead me.
(Down the street from Angela’s home)
Mom! I don’t WANT to go to church tomorrow. I know we have a new Sunday school teacher. Yes, I know her name. It’s Angela and she just lives down the street. So what?! I would rather go to the party….
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