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Topic: Husband and Wife (08/08/14)
- TITLE: Pretend Wedding
By Phillip Cimei
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Roger let out a gasp, “Honey, first of all, we don't use that word around here because...well...I mean it isn't a word...where did you hear that?”
“A new girl at school sat by me at lunch. She said that she had two mammas and they were married to each other. She said that she was adopted. The other kids called her mother a Lesbo.”
“What are you doing with the dolls?” asked Roger.
“I was having a pretend wedding, but I was confused.”
“I didn't know if two boys should get married, two girls, or a girl and a boy. What do you think?”
“Pick up your toys and get ready for bed. I will be right back; I will tuck you in and try to explain about that.”
“About husband and wife.”
Roger turned and started grumbling,. “I can't believe this.”
“Believe what?” queried his wife Alice.
“I am so sick and tired of this gay thing. It is on every channel of television, guys kissing, women looking like men. It makes me want to vomit. Every day there is news about gay marriage. I just want to....”
“Honey listen. We know it is wrong. Feel sorry for that new girl Jasmine met.”
Roger, still spitting out exasperation, asked, “And how do I explain that little girl's situation? It ain't right”
They talked about how Christians are to hate sin, but love the sinner, how difficult it is not to play God and pour out vengeance on them, that Jesus died for all sinners and not just the ones they chose. They knew the best way to tackle the problem was to teach Jasmine what God's plan was for husband and wife. And not to try to explain and pick apart every unnatural and sinful plan the devil uses to satisfy man's depraved nature.
Roger walked back into the bedroom and sat on the edge of the bed, composure in check. “Babe, you know how God created all things, the earth, the heavens, and all the animals?”
“When he made the animals, he made them male and female. Do you know why?”
“Yes, because Noah had to bring male and female into the ark.”
“Well that is true, but God made all the animals male and female so they could have babies. Remember when Popeye and Olive Oil had puppies?”
“Yeah, they are so cute. “
“When they grow up the boy dogs will find girl dogs and they will have puppies too.”
“Couldn't two boy dogs or two girl dogs have puppies?”
“No honey. That isn't the way God made the plan. And it doesn't matter if anyone tells you it is okay. We have no right to change God's way.”
“Can puppies marry?” asked Jasmine.
“No honey, that is what God saved for a man and a woman. The bible tells us from the beginning of creation, God made male and female for marriage. In another place it says, “Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease.” Jer.29:6 ESV That is God's plan.”
“The point is honey, God designed marriage to be between a husband and a wife, a man and a woman, so they could have children. Tomorrow you can have your wedding with the combination God chose, not what man chooses.”
“ Jasmine yawned and buried her head into the pillow ready for a childhood slumber, but not before she pondered about the new girl at school. A tear lazily drifted down her cheek.
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