I went for a walk during lunch.
I saw statues of Dutch children and squirrels. I saw Christmas lights. I saw a man from Iowa watering his dead lawn which made the walk more satisfying than it would have been if I hadn’t seen him.
The high point of the walk however, was finding a discarded tract along the side of the road. It becomes number 2 in the series “Religious Tracts I’ve Found Why? ” This one is titled “Deliverance From Tobacco”.
The text is rich with words like alas, glorify, sinful, defile and pardoneth, all of which please me immensely.
Here is a section which speaks to me: “God sees your heart. He not only sees your habits and problems, but He sees how Satan has trapped you.” I do feel trapped! Every weekday around 3 pm when the clock seems to stop moving and I have 2 hours of my workday left. I do have habits and problems! They’re called carbs.
There is a reason I found this tract. Everyone knows everything happens for a reason.
But I don’t smoke. So why didn’t I find “Deliverance From Tastycakes”?
But wait. It says “Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. ” (Isaiah 55:2)
So the message is meant for me! I like sweets. Tobacco is bad but my carb-habits are good. And the cakes, donuts and cookies are helping me delight in my soul’s fatness.
As I finish the Tastycake cream filled cupcake and lick the crumbs from my fingers, I rejoice and give praise.
My soul is fat and delighted and Satan is stalking the Marlboro man.