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Topic: See (07/22/10)
TITLE: Eyes To See
By Charlotte Leonard
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It was the Devil who caused Miriam to start smoking again, she was sure of it. Well, him and that new pastor Mr. Fancy Pants whats-his-name. Things had been going so good for her and the rest of the congregation was close to realizing how anointed and gifted she was when Pastor Bob decided to go to the mission field and the board (what a bunch of ….) brought HIM in.
Miriam peeked around the corner to make sure no one was watching then took a last long drag. She had to steady herself by holding onto the side of the house because her body wasn't quite used to the smoke yet and she got dizzy and light headed after her treat.
There wasn't much morning left and it was time to get busy serving the Lord. Miriam switched on her computer and prayed for open eyes and deep revelation as she waited for it to load. God had appointed Miriam His watchman, her job to was to look for sin.
Even her name broadcast her destiny she thought as she clicked through the emails and deleted all the ads for body enhancement products. Yes, that was the name of Moses' sister and she was a great prophetess. Someone had told her to look it up in the concordance once, but that seemed like an awful lot of trouble. A lot like wasting time reading the unimportant parts in the Bible, Miriam got her information directly from God Himself.
No emails from the church prayer chain. Since the new pastor's arrival she just hadn't been seeing many requests. Too bad, actually, because usually God had a word of correction for her to give to her brothers and sisters in trouble. She smiled in satisfaction thinking about how many lives had been touched by her gift.
She was only on her second Facebook contact when sin jumped out, plain as day. There was the new pastor's wife showing what Miriam thought to be cleavage in a photo. The picture was a little blurry so she had to enlarge it to make sure. There was a slight chance that it was the print in her blouse, but the check in her spirit assured Miriam she was right. Brazen, it was the only word that came to mind. And there was the pastor in the photo, right beside her, and smiling no less. All was dutifully recorded in her special journal.
Once she compiled enough evidence Miriam would take her research to the church Elders. They just weren't responding to her anonymous letters, which was her preferred means of communication. It hadn't always been that difficult. She thought back fondly on how she and other defenders of the faith had been successful in ridding the congregation of those hippy types that had tried to pollute their church. They had long, dirty hair, piercings and tattoos (everyone knew those were markings from the pit of hell) and they wanted to worship to Rock 'N Roll. As if that wasn't enough, they tried to bring in people fresh off the streets!
God was lucky to have her on His side, that was for sure. Confident that she had accumulated many eternal blessings that morning Miriam switched off her computer and began to look for her matches.
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