Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #45. Today we are reading chapter 45 of the novel “…And Family Drama Just Won’t Stop” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.
“O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.” – Psalm 139:1-3
“She certainly made her statement,” Sis. Reynolds said once they were behind closed doors. “What’s going on in her mind?”
“I wouldn’t know. You’re a woman,” Bro. Reynolds said with a smile. “You might know.”
“Don’t you put me in that group. On a serious note though, she is desperate for you and I know why,” finished Sis. Reynolds in a sing-song way. “You’re tall, good-looking, caring,and everything a woman could hope for in a man.”
“Tell me more,” said Bro. Reynolds. “I like what I am hearing.”Sis. Reynolds took his head between her hands and ended with, “Pride. I see pride swelling up.” They both fell over on the bed in fits of laughter.
“Monica, promise me you will never dress like that,” said Sis. Montague. “I do not know this woman, but I am embarrassed for her.” Bro. Montague nodded in agreement.
“She’s just trying to catch a man,” Bro. Montague said. “Monica, I’m a man and I’m telling you, if you want a decent man, one who will respect you for you and love you for you, dress modestly. You keep yourself covered up. You can show him all he needs to see on your wedding night, but not before then.”
“No decent man who is about anything wants a woman who shows everything she’s got. If he marries her, then he has nothing to look forward to. One thing I can say about your mother, she kept every part of her covered up. I only saw her face and hands before we got married. If she had ever showed her body like that woman I would never have married her. No, ma’am, I wouldn’t.”
“Monica,” said Sis. Montague turning to look at her daughter.
“Don’t you embarrass yourself and us like that.” After a moment’s silence Sis. Montague said, “Let’s just pray for her because we don’t know what’s going on in her life.”
Sis. Mills and Sis. Bettie almost talked Bro. Harold’s ears off on the way home from the church.
“That there woman is going to burn in hell,” said Sis. Bettie.
“I know it. Where does she think she was going?” Sis. Mills said. “She made the wrong turn because this certainly was not the club.”
“Did you see how bright that lipstick was! And that dress ought to go back to wherever she got it from. She didn’t even want to put the cloth over her lap,” said Sis. Bettie.
“Over her lap. She need all the cloths to cover every part of her up. Whatever happen to the days of modesty for a young lady? I mean these young ladies now-a-days have no shame at all,” said Sis. Mills.
“Will you two stop cackling about this woman in red. Maybe the Holy Spirit got a hold of her from wherever she was coming from and brought her to the church to give her a better life. But for the grace of God, you two and myself included, would still be out in the clubs and too drunken-tired to even think about coming to church.” Bro. Harold’s look told them not to even respond. “You ought to feel sorry for her.”
“What do you think about our new visitor?” asked Sis. Wilmington nudging her husband who was lost in his own thoughts.
“Oh, her? She got me thinking.”
“What about?” asked Sis. Wilmington.
“About Stacy. I am beginning more and more to believe we made a mistake sending her off like that. I know Eli and Dee will watch over her as best they can, but they cannot do it like we can. I really do not know what she’s doing in Florida and, frankly, you don’t either. We’ve tried to train her right, but she was always strong willed.”Sis. Wilmington nodded in agreement as Bro. Wilmington continued.“She’s still not being open with me. I don’t believe she’s being completely open with you either. Eli told me he has not spoken to her in the past seven days and she was not in church this past Sunday.”
“Well, the campus has a church. She may have gone there.”
“I know the campus has a church that it recommends for its students, but I don’t know. Something just does not feel right. I’m going to talk with Monica to find out anything new. I’m sure they’ve been in touch with each other.” Bro. Wilmington cleared his throat.
“I think we should go down and bring her on home.” Sis. Wilmington was beginning to see eye to eye with her husband. “Well, let her finish off this semester. The school year is almost over with.”
“I agree. I just hope nothing happens between now and then. I guess we should just pray some more for her protection.”
“You handled that well, Wanda,” said Pastor to his wife.
“The pleasure was all mine. Do you think she’ll visit us again?”
“I believe she will. I could look at her and tell she does not give up without a fight. She actually drove three hours to get here for nothing,” said Pastor with a smile.
“You should have seen the look of disappointment on her face when I told her Bro. Reynolds had to leave early and that I could not give her his address.”
“Yeah, Bro. Reynolds made a smart move by leaving early. Remind me to give him a call when we get home.” At the stoplight, Pastor Richardson reached over for his wife’s hand. She smiled at him. “You know, your skin looks so light and it has a certain glow to it. What are you shining about underneath the skin?”
“Life, I guess. I didn’t want to say anything–not yet, anyway. I missed my cycle this past month. I’m waiting to see if it will be the same this month. I may be pregnant. I didn’t want to say anything yet so keep it quiet until I see the doctor.”
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Now, dear listener, please know that God—the divine Author of all things—wants to write a great story with your life as well. But first you must give Him the pen by trusting Him with the life He gave you and surrendering your heart to Jesus Christ as Savior. Here is how:
1. Accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 reads: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
2. Accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
3. Accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The Bible says in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
4. Accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2: 8, 9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
5. Accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
6. With these facts in mind, please repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
May God bless you until next time.