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“Have you ever seen the devil face to face?”

Short Story #22
My first Christian Fiction.
Well, sort of.

“God does take too long to answer prayers,” he fussed behind the now frowning Frenchman in the coffee line. “Maybe if I see the face of God, I’ll believe in Him. It must be easier to believe in the devil.”

That was it.

Marcus turns to look at the grumbling man behind him. The man’s face was beaten with weathered lines crisscrossing from the left to right, a visible scar on the chin. He wore a baseball jersey tucked neatly into black dress pants, his hair unkempt.

“Have you ever seen the devil face to face?” Marcus calmly asked.

The man scrutinized him with hard cold blue eyes. “No, but…”

“Did the devil ever came to you in the flesh and proclaim, “Here, I am, Satan, Lord of Darkness now believe?” Did he died for your sins?”

“Are you crazy?”

Marcus didn’t let the petty insult faze him. “The same faith that you instill in a wicked being without seeing him face to face, why can’t you instill that faith in the Most High above?”

He had the attention of the people and the barista now.

“We might have seen depictions of what the devil looks like, but he did not offer you eternal life. It is easier to believe in the devil because entertainment tells you to given that it’s there for a distraction. That’s why it’s hard for you to believe that a Higher Force exists. 

“Who do you think created nature? Man? Where do you think your talent comes from? What is that little blessing called? A miracle and the devil cannot bless you with one. What he does is lie to you and provide a temporary relief to your living situations. Don’t let the wickedness of this world deceive you. Just as it is easy for you to believe that the devil exists, then, it is easy for you to believe that God does indeed exist. Now, if you excuse me, I have a coffee to purchase. Have a blessed day.”

The man stood daunted for a while coming to grip with what had just taken place. Maybe the Frenchman was right. Maybe he needed to reevaluate his perspective on life and have a little faith sometimes.

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I really wanted to post a new story today. Although I have tons of new material, I am not ready to share them as yet. I found this one while going through a notebook. It was written last year, but I never got around to typing it up until now. I don’t write Christian Fiction so this was a pleasant surprise when I first scribbled down the words on paper and it takes place in a coffee shop. I look forward to writing more stories such as these. 

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A guide for those who don’t celebrate the holidays.

I think the heading might be a little misleading, but please, read on.

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I frequent many blogs on a daily, and I know that some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been liking your posts recently. I have nothing against any of the blogs I follow. It’s just that, I don’t celebrate Christmas (or any holidays for that matter), so I tend to stay away from posts regarding the season, although I’ve liked a few. 

This brings me to earlier this week: a student wanted to purchase a gift for another, but when he was told that the to-be receiver did not observe the holiday, he was flabbergasted and decided that he was still going to purchase the gift in hopes of her accepting it while someone suggested that maybe the girl was a Jehovah’s Witness. This brings me to…

What NOT TO DO for those not observing Christmas

I honestly can’t seem to get the wording right at the moment, guys!

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* If you know someone who doesn’t celebrate the season, don’t wish them season greetings; it may not sit well with them.

* Don’t buy them Christmas gifts in hopes that they’ll accept it. There is no rule saying that you can’t buy someone a gift, but it doesn’t have to be a Christmas one. And if you just happen to get someone something that you know they’ll like, give it to them after the season as a friendly token/gift. That means no Christmas cards/fancy Christmas gift wrapping. 

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* If they’re not forcing you to not celebrate Christmas, then don’t force them to celebrate it. Forcing your customs upon them is rude. Some of them were there, done that, and there is a reason why they don’t want to go back. Also, bear in mind, there are some who might see the Christmas season as a traumatic experience (a past tragedy), and they want to quietly get through the season without past reminders.

* Don’t accuse them of being a Jehovah’s Witness or not being a Christian just because they refuse to associate with something they want no part of. Bear in mind that not every Christian observe the winter solstice or believe that Christ was born on December 25th.

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I don’t celebrate the holidays anymore because quite frankly, I see nothing that connects Christ to it, but I don’t go around telling people not to celebrate it. God gave us free will and we can choose to not to celebrate something we don’t see Christ in. I celebrate Christ coming into this world to die for us every day. For those who ask why not put up a tree, lights etc. I tell them that our Lord and Savior came without fanfare and it won’t make a difference if I participate in the festivities or not.

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If I can stay away from all the festivities, I’ll go to places like Algeria, Israel, Thailand, the Maldives, Saudi Arabia and even mainland China where Christmas is not a formal holiday.

But I have the most amazing friends and family because they respect my decision. To those who celebrate the holiday, have a good one. To those who don’t, make the most of this time doing what you do. Keep safe everyone.

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Teaser Tuesday: Upcoming themes and series

Teaser Tuesday:

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I have so many posts to share that if I were to share them all, I’ll be posting at least ten items a day! However, I want to share what you may see in the near future on La Petit Muse.

SERIES

Yes, this is our world. Under this category, I’ll be focusing on global news and prophesy, humanity, Christianity, and how they’re shaping the world and readying for the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the one and only King of Kings. I’ve already kicked this category off last week with the independence of Catalonia.

Bible Study. I actually have a category already, but it needs to be updated regularly. While I was rereading Genesis a while back, I decided to put my notes on here about each book that I read.

Midweek Mystery. I am a HUGE fan of mysteries and I’ll certainly love to share some here! MM would be updated once or twice a month if I proceed with it.

Fairytale Friday: This idea popped into my head while I was helping a friend do research for a thesis based on Alice in Wonderland. I am not sure if I’ll actually proceed with this as yet, but if I do, I’ll be comparing the original with the remake.

Pretty Cool Fact!: Sharing a random fact once a week. 🙂

THEMES & CHALLENGES

I actually have many challenges that I’ll love to participate in, but time won’t allow me. Most – if not all- are found on Pinterest. I actually pinned 167 pins. Here is one:

CLICK HERE to download your printable OPEN MY HEART journaling plans.

As for the themes, I am yet to complete the Social Media one, something I hope that I can get back to soon. I have a few that I am excited to start on, but I’ve put them on the backburner for a bit.

And that’s it for now.