Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #262. Today we are reading chapter 32 of the novel “I Need Someone to Pray with Me” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.
“Now are you ready for part two as to why I am neither black nor white nor of Spanish descent?” Quintin asked. “Let me see, where was I?”
“Your grandfather had safely arrived in the United States,” Aubrey reminded him.
“Oh, yes. Grandpa Quintin recovered under the care of a pastor and his wife. He grew stronger in the faith and expressed a desire to go to medical school. That’s where he met my grandmother, Clara, who happens to be African-American.”
“I knew it,” Aubrey exclaimed. “I knew you had some black blood in you.”
“I can walk and talk with swag too,” Quintin laughed. “My father, Qadir, was their eldest child. They had five children. Turns out my father also married a woman who was–”
“Let me guess,” Aubrey said eagerly. “She’s African-American as well.”
“Correct. Her name is Quiera.” As he finished his plate, Quintin shared a few stories about his upbringing and then the waiter came with the tab. “So would you like to come dine here again and try another dish?” he asked.
“Sure,” Aubrey said while trying to stifle a smile.
“It’s all set then,” Quintin said, “and what are you trying not to smile about?”
“Oh, just a silly thought.”
“What is it? Come on. You can share it with me.”
“Forgive me if I sound too forward, but do you plan on doing what your grandfather and father did, you know, and marry an African-American?”
Quintin chuckled. “Yes, I am open to that.”
It was almost midnight when they left the restaurant.
“Thank you so much for a wonderful evening, and for taking the time to share your insights regarding prayer,” Aubrey said after putting on her seat-belt.
“The pleasure was all mine. I’d love to do it again soon,” Quintin said. “How about Friday for lunch?”
“Can we make it next Tuesday? Remember Simone and Kelvin’s wedding is on Saturday. I’ll be decorating at the church for the most part on Friday. You did get an invitation, right?”
“I sure did. I had forgotten about it. But I’ll be there,” Quintin said.
Aubrey could not wait to talk about her evening out with Quintin with her friends.
“I knew it,” Simone said. “He’s level-headed, intelligent, and a Bible scholar. On top of that, he is of Arab descent. I won’t be surprised if he has invested in oil somewhere. Girl, you won’t ever have to worry about money.”
“A man of prayer is worth keeping,” Jennifer said. Placing a hand behind her ears, she added, “I think I hear wedding bells.”
“You can’t put a price on him, so you’d better hold on and never let go,” Kelli sang. “And to think he’s open to marrying a black woman. I think he proposed to you in an indirect way, Aubrey.”
“You girls are jumping the broom way ahead of me,” Aubrey laughed. “I think he’s just checking me out like I’m checking him out…and I love what I’m seeing.”
“So do we,” her friends chuckled.
Aubrey and her friends started picking Keron up to take her to church with them. They spent as much time with her as they could to be an encouragement to her and to help out with her grandmother. Mother Jamison became one of her regular visitors, and as they got to know each other better, Granny, as Keron’s grandmother insisted on being called, shared some personal things with Mother Jamison.
“You know, I love my granddaughter dearly. I was mad and became bitter toward my daughter, Kim, for abandoning her just because she did not want to be ‘tied down’ — to use her words — with a baby. I could have slapped her when she told me that. She was thinking of putting Keron up for adoption. I had to beg her not to get rid of her baby, and I told her that I would take care of Keron if I had to. About a week after Keron was born, Kim disappeared. I have not seen or heard from her except for two letters about a month after she left.”
Mother Jamison handed Granny some tissue to wipe her eyes.
“I was hoping, after nine months of carrying her own baby, she would have a change of mind. But, no, that man she was fooling with had her mind so twisted up she took off with him. Only the good Lord knows where they are.”
“I tell you one thing we can do, and that is, we can pray for them and for Keron,” Mother Jamison said patting Granny’s back.
“I’ve been praying ’cause that’s all I can do, but I’m afraid I’ve let the sun go down on my wrath,” Granny said. “I’ve said some bitter words to Keron about them; I just hope that has not affected her too much.”
“She’ll pull through,” Mother Jamison said thinking it best not to mention anything about the trouble that Keron was involved in. “Keron’s been coming to church with us and you’re more than welcome to come as well.”
“I may just take you up on your offer. Since my eyes started going bad, I kind of stopped going. People don’t want to be bothered with you as much when you can’t do for yourself anymore.”
Mother Jamison shared the new info about Keron with Aubrey, her friends, and with Quintin who said he would ask the judge to go easy on Keron so that she would not have to do any jail time. “I’ll be sure to share her situation with her lawyer,” he said.
“I appreciate it,” Mother Jamison said. “And, girls, we just need to continue loving on her and spending time with her.”
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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:
- 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.”
- Accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
- 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.”
- 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.”
- 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.”
- 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.