The Cream of the Crop!©
Written by Danny Bunn,B.A. (Born-Again believer in the Lord
Bar Life is a Lonely Life
The phone rings at 4:00am. Cindy grabs the phone hopefully
before it wakes Joe up. She knows that he has to get up in a
couple of hours. She meekly says, "Jesus is Lord! May I help
you?" The voice on the other end is weeping. Cindy says, "What is
wrong?" The voice says, "Cindy, it's me, Judy! Do you remember
me?" "Yes, of course Judy! You work where Joe works!" Judy says,
"Yea, Cindy that's right. I don't know where to turn. I
remembered the conversation that we had on God when you were up
at the shop and so I just felt compelled to call you. I have a
friend that I have known for years but she would have a hissy fit
if I called her at this time of the morning." Cindy says, "It's
all right if you call me anytime day or night if you need someone
to talk to Judy. What happened?" Judy goes on to explain how her
and Harry were out at some night club and Harry meets some girl
there and he leaves with her. Judy is crying big time. Cindy
says, "Judy, calm down a little bit. I know this is hard on you
but listen to me." Judy tries to bring her sobs down to a
whimper. Cindy comes back into the mostly one sided conversation,
her side. She prays silently and she submits it to the Lord.
"Judy, when we talked that day and from the things that you told
me, then you must have known that things like this have been
happening or at least half-way guessed it." Judy whispers, "Yea
Cindy, I guess so!" Cindy keeps talking, "Judy, we all are born
sinners and some sinners specialize at certain sins better than
other sinners but we all sin. We need the Lord of life, his name
is Jesus and he wants to deliver us from sin. Sin destroys lives,
relationships, kills us ultimately. Sin that is not repented of
will send us to hell, Judy! Jesus so desires to free you from the
things that hold you down, that confuses, that destroys us but we
MUST come to him for life. We have a choice to make, we are
either going to live for the Lord or we are going to live for
self." It got quiet for a few minutes which seemed like hours
since the very air was tense. Judy finally spoke up. "Cindy, I
don't know what to say. I want peace of mind, I want joy within
me. I want this confusion that I have been living in gone. Cindy,
I am so tired of so many things but it doesn't seem like anything
lasts long. I had peace, joy with my Harry when I first met him.
How do I know that this Jesus thing won't be just as temporary?"
Cindy speaks up, "Judy, All I can say to that! I have been
walking with Jesus around a year and I am getting stronger and
stronger in him. I am getting closer and closer to him. I see his
honesty, his love, his fellowship for me growing not diminishing.
I can only tell you Judy, that I have seen more and more of his
word coming to pass in my life as I claim his promises and step
out on what he has promised me and I see it fulfilled in my
life." The quiet came in once again. "Cindy, I want those things
that you talk about but I can't just throw my life, my past away
like it never existed." "I see that Judy, but you know that the
life you are living isn't going well at all. As I told you sin
destroys and it will be no exception with you and yours." Judy
says, "I never really thought of it as sin, I might have called
what I was doing abnormal with the majority of people living
around me but I love Harry and I just can't comprehend it as sin.
I have been taught that sin is wrong and I do not feel that I am
wrong living with Harry. We both consented to it and neither
were forced into it. We are not hurting one another!" Cindy
talks again, "So are we to determine or decide if two consenting
adults agree on anything for each other then it is not sin? So that
would tell me that two men who want to shack up together as
husband and husband wouldn't be wrong or two people that consent
to beating one another would be all right to do? We can keep
going with that type of logic Judy and we know that it can't be
true. We know that just those two illustrations that I used are
wrong and we can use many more."
Judy asks, "What makes it wrong then?" The answer came back quickly,
"The words from the Almighty God and they are recorded in his book,
the Holy Bible, KJV." Judy asks, "Where can I look to read this, Cindy?"
Cindy tells her to read the 10 Commandments in Exodus 20, and read
Ephesians 5 and Matthew 5, I Corith. 7. As she is telling Judy, Judy jumps
in, "Wait a minute Cindy, wait a minute, you are going too fast.
Let me get a pen!" Judy jumps up and Cindy prays again a short
prayer to God; "Lord, you use me. You anoint me. Your word will
break her, will convict her. You will draw her since I KNOW that
you want her saved. You love her with an everlasting love."
Judy is back and she says, "Okay Cindy, go ahead." Cindy repeats
them and adds a few more to check out. Cindy didn't mention to
Judy why she knows so many of these verses. The Lord used them
in her life when she was shacking up with Joe. About two hours
later, Joe comes into the kitchen where Cindy is sitting at the
table, bible in hand and phone in the other hand. Joe says, "
Who are you talking to hon?" Cindy says, "To Judy!" Joe nods.
"Tell her that I said hi!" Cindy does so and goes back to the
word of God.
Truth has been going forth for almost two hours, truth from the very
mind of God. Truth that sets the captives free. Truth that it seems
so many Christians take for granted. Since so many bible perversions
have been coming out and they all contradict each other, Christians
don't know what to think or believe in so many areas. Cindy heard
that some bible publishers are Roman Catholic, the one who owns the
copyright to the NIV is the one who does the Bart Simpson cartoons,
a lesbian was on the committee when the NIV was translated. Ever so
many thoughts were coming into Cindy's mind as to the problems, the
confusion, the contradictions that are in the new 'versions' of
the bible. She knows, how well she knows that Satan is the
author of confusion. Cindy goes back to ministering life by the
Spirit of God. She knows that the Spirit will quicken the words
of God to her at the proper time, as he is preparing her heart.
Joe comes back into the kitchen about 45 minutes later to
kiss Cindy good-bye. He had breakfast in the bedroom, feeding on
the word of God in there. He was full and overflowing. Cindy
saw that he looked pretty nourished as she told him good-bye and
to have a good-day. Joe says, "I am planning on it. Tell Judy,
see her at work or somewhere!" Cindy smiles and nods and Joe is