A taste of FAITH, a touch of LAUGHTER.
I met a fellow on the internet one time, who was just FULL of sweet words. He said many beautiful things to me, over a period of time. I had some vague suspicions, but I thought just maybe I could trust him. He proclaimed to be a Christian man. His ‘God talk” was pretty convincing. He was so sweet. I enjoyed the conversations, the compliments, the attention.
However, he turned out to be a scammer. The time came when he was going on a business trip. Something went wrong, and the request for financial assistance was made, and oh, the anger when I could not help! I literally was unable to help, or I might have, but the circumstances seemed a bit dubious to me, and I had nothing to give.
One minute I was the woman, wife to be, that God had promised him, to lavish love and care on, and the next minute, with an obstacle in place, my faith was questioned, and I was ridiculed and dropped like a very hot potato! I was shocked!
Please be careful online, single ladies! It’s not always what you think it is out there in cyber world. Someone can seem nice, but turn out to be nasty and abusive. I’m not stupid, but I am vulnerable, as many of you are. I learned a lesson. I hope you won’t need to learn the same one. I found resources I can share privately, if needed.
I wrote a poem and sent it off to the fellow. I never heard from him again. I will share it here.
Where are all your sweet words now?
Gone to other ears.
Alas, they were but decorations.
Blowing in the wind…..
They had no root……
I believed them
I wanted to……
But they were not there.
They were of the air.
They had no root….
Wooed by sweet words of a fair weather myth.
You knew him not…
As a vapour, he was gone.
His sweet words fading….
Dangling in the wind.
They had no root……
It is the wind, my myth, my “teacher”.
Listen, and learn
Thank God for His faithfulness.
His own love sown deep within my heart.
A sure word.
A safe anchor in the passing vapours.
Ann Justin, June 12, 2012
Perhaps this will help someone out there. I know I’m not alone in this experience. I’ve learned a lot about scammers, thankfully, since then, and I’m glad for God’s protection and cover over me in this instance.
“Deceitful are the kisses of an enemy, but faithful the wounds of a friend…..” Proverbs 27:6
Don’t “bite” that sweet looking apple!
Lesson learned, I believe. Be careful even on the net, not everyone is as they seem to be. Be cautious always 🙂
I’m sorry that happened to you, it grieves me that people use Christianity to gain trust. I have seen it in so many areas. It is too bad we can’t trust anyone anymore!
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