As newlyweds of only three months, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pippin turned in for bed for the night in their lovely home. It was here in Atlanta, Georgia that the couple met, attended church, fell in love, and eventually got married.
One night, Margery Pippin clasped her hands in prayer and urgently asked to speak with the Lord. Though her requests were declined many times, one special night the Lord saw fit to manifest Himself to her…
God: “I am the God you serve. I am here, Margery.”
Margery: “Oh Lord, is it really you?”
God: “Yes, Mary. It is I, your Savior and King. You have found favor as a chosen vessel to speak with Me. Your righteousness and faithfulness has been established before Me. Ask of Me what you will.”
Margery: “My spirit yearns to know what great things you have in store for me and my family. Just a glimpse of what is to come would be a great gift from You, oh Lord.”
God: “I will grant you what you ask.”
Margery: “What is this I am now seeing, Lord? I am seeing a dark-skinned man on an airplane. This nice, balding man looks Middle Eastern, but he is sitting beside me and acting as though he is with me. He is talking to me. What does this mean, Lord?”
God: “The vision is many years in the future. The dark-skinned man you are seeing is your future son, a great man who will be a vessel of light unto Me as you are. He will do many great things and lead many unto salvation as you have.”
Margery: “I don’t understand, Lord. My husband Edward is white like I am. How can we have a Middle Eastern son? Do we adopt? Does this mean Edward will die or, heaven forbid, lose interest in me and desert me and I will marry a Middle Eastern man?”
God: “Surely you have noticed in our conservation that I’ve only mentioned you as My faithful servant. But I am God and must leave an element of mystery in your life, so I must command you to just trust Me on this one.”
Margery: “Okay, Lord, I trust you on the matter of Edward’s fate, although it disturbs me. But I must ask, how do I have a non-white son?”
God: “A few years from now, you will be violently raped in a parking garage, and you will conceive seed by the rapist. Because you know that life is sacred, you will not abort the child. You will bring him to term because you know the value of life at conception. And though it will be painful for the first few years to look into this precious child’s face and be reminded of that horrible encounter with the child’s wicked father, you will find him precious in your sight as you are in My sight.”
Margery: “….Uh…why? Why must things happen this way? Aren’t there better ways? You are God. You can do anything or arrange anything to happen any number of ways. And when will this happen? Does it happen at day or night? What parking garage? What city? Please, please tell me more!”
God: “Enough! I will reveal to you no more! You must follow in My path and not look to second-guest or prevent My Will now that you know it. It is not for man to guess the times or the seasons that the Father hath put in His own power, but to be faithful. Will you be faithful, Margery?”
Margery: “Ye, Ye…Yes…of course, Lord.”
God: “I already knew that, too, or I wouldn’t have revealed these things to you. But stay away from coat hangers just the same. And there is a man I want you to hook up with; his name is Eric Rudolph. Seek him out and learn his ways, for he doeth My Will.
Blessings shall come your way, My holy child, for being a righteous and pure earthen vessel. May your righteousness be a cloak and a shield – not from the perils of this world – but from temptation and pride. Go your way, but do My Will.