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Sharlee
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The Soapbox

Post by Sharlee » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:53 am

Sharon was bone tired and was ready to call it a day. The restaurant had been so busy all night as the whole town seemed to have come in for "All you can eat fish night". It was already past quitting time but still work had to be done before going home.

The other waitresses were sitting at the head table with feet propped up and in a deep conversation. It was then Sharon heard Jackie say, "Be careful, or Sharon will hear you and get on her soap box again."

Jan laughed and said, "Oh no, lets see what she thinks about homosexuality."
"Sharon is there anything wrong with women being with women and via versa?"

Sharon carefully laid the cleaning cloth down and walk slowly toward the table where all four were sitting. She noticed how Jackie was snickering.
She kept her eyes on Jackie as she spoke, "Well, it is a stench in God's nostrils and is not normal." I did not say this, God's Word says it.

Jackie laughed and said, "I told you not to say anything for now she will get on her soap box and we won't be able to shut her up."

Sharon smiled. "I only answered the question. Just as I did yours earlier.
You asked me about abortion. I told you it was murder and I stand on that. For the Bible tells me that God knew us before we were formed in the womb. I believe that life begins at conception. Thus, to kill the baby, not fetus, is murder." Sharon paused then continued. "I also believe this
nation will be held accountable for this injustice for the baby cannot speak for itself so someone has to." Then Sharon shifted her body in a somewhat defiant manner and said, "I don't agree with bombing abortion clinics or any violence toward the Doctors that murder these innocent, but I will call it what it is, it is murder."

Sharon waited for a minute or two and collected herself. She was disgusted with their whole attitude.

"I guess you can say I get on my soapbox but let me tell you that it was not that long ago that I was exactly where you all are at now and I believed just like you do now... I was lost and so down in my soul, that not even the drugs or booze would lift me up. You think I don't know what you call a good time is. I lived it. Don't you remember we owned a bar and I joined in with all the good times. But, they weren't really good times, they were shallow and hollow. I was lost and so very lonely, even when surrounded by many people. I was miserable." Sharon winced at being made to remember her past, but she was determined to set these girls straight if that were possible... Tears came to her eyes and she continued , "Then I made the most important decision in my life. I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. He changed my life. When I realized just how much He loved me, yes, He loved me, Sharon, I broke."

Sharon looked at each girl individually. "He does not love me anymore than he loves each of you. If you were the only person in the world, He would have went to that cross and died for you. That is true love. He changed my life and there is no way I would go back to the good old days. I am happier than I have ever been. I have a peace of mind that I never knew existed. This Salvation is for WHO-So-Ever. ,Anyone can get this by just accepting what He did for them on the Cross. So, go ahead and say I get on my soap box and maybe I do. But, what soap box are you on? What do you have that brings you peace? The bottle of beer, the pot, or another man? Well, I have the knowledge that Jesus loves me so much He died for me and I will keep this and treasure it. It is His gift to one and all."

Sharon looked at each of them to see if anything had penetrated to them and wondered if they even heard what she had said. She smiled and said, "I am off my soapbox now and I am out of here, goodnight."

With that she picked up her purse and walked out the front door. She whispered, "Lord, Thank you for this opportunity to share the Good News. I planted the seed, now in the name of Jesus, send someone to water it."

Sharlee

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Re: The Soapbox

Post by Hope » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:27 pm

Sharon,
I Love this and it has an Awesome message so many need to hear. I am so happy you are sharing your stories for everyone to enjoy.

God Bless You Love Eva

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Re: The Soapbox

Post by Sharlee » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:32 pm

Thank you Eva, I so appreciate you and your comments. This is a true story. The one lady named Jackie suffered from terrible head-aches for years. Every chance I got I would tell her I was praying for her and I would. She was killed in a car accident a couple of years after this happened. I pray that she heard and received. It is for those who are lost that our Lord wants us to reach out to. Many times they will ignore you or make fun of you but we keep on sharing Jesus and how much He loves them for that is what someone did for me. God bless you always Eva. Dick has his surgery Thursday at 4:30 in the afternoon. It will be outpatient but we both thank you for paying for him. Love...Sharlee

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