Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #269. Today we are reading chapter 39 of the novel “I Need Someone to Pray with Me” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.
The following morning, Dr. Fayner stopped by to check on Justin.
“The results of his tests came back negative. I have two of my colleagues examining the x-rays to see what the problem might be. They are going to come in later to examine Justin. In the meantime, I want you to increase his calcium intake. This should help strengthen his bones. Make sure he eats plenty of whole milk, liver for extra iron, lots of green leafy vegetables, meat, and beans.”
A nutritionist discussed a meal plan with Kelli and her mother. Justin was put on a calcium supplement regimen.
“Until we can give you something more definite,” Dr. Fayner said, “we want you to keep him off his feet until his leg heals. It seems to be affecting just one leg right now, but we’ll monitor him to see if his other leg will be affected also.”
Justin was allowed to return home the following evening. Kelli’s mother came to stay with them to help out as much as possible. Jennifer, Simone, and Aubrey stopped by to encourage Kelli. They showered Justin with gifts, and showered Kelli and Beatrice with prayer.
Kelvin was enjoying the honeymoon period of his new life in Christ. He became a regular attendee at Mt. Salem along with Simone.
“I tell you what, Simone, I do not know what I was waiting on to get saved. This is the life. I don’t see how Roger could even think about turning his back on God. I need to talk with him and at least let him know that I don’t hold anything against him for what took place.”
“Yes, you should do that,” Simone said. He could surely use the encouragement right now. From what Aubrey has shared with us, he’s going through bouts of depression. Being confined to a wheelchair seems to have made him almost give up on living.”
“I’ll be sure to stop by as often as I can to encourage him,” Kelvin said. “I’m thinking of asking Pastor Ashton for something to do in the church. I’m also thinking of going to Bible school for some training—not to be a pastor or anything like that; but I would like to be able to tell people about Jesus.”
“I’d love that,” Simone said, giving him a kiss. “I think they call it a missionary or an evangelist. We’ve had a few of those to come to Mt. Salem and preach. I am so glad you got saved.”
Things were falling into place for Quintin and Aubrey’s wedding. Staying true to their word, Aubrey’s friends would not allow her to lift a finger toward its preparation. Staying true to his word, Quintin took Aubrey and her mother on a short trip to meet his parents and grandparents.
Grandfather Quintin proved to be a true grandfather. “This is one wedding I will not miss,” he told Aubrey and Mother Jamison. “I was wondering what was taking my grandson so long to get married. Now that I have met you, Aubrey, I am glad he waited.”
His wife, Clara, welcomed them warmly and they immediately felt at home.
Quintin’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Qadir Rodney, were beyond themselves as they greeted Aubrey and her mother. Their home was beautifully designed with Middle Eastern decor. “Your home is so beautiful,” Aubrey complimented Quintin’s mother, Quiera.
“Would you like a Middle Eastern-style wedding? We can arrange that for you,” Quiera laughed. “When I got married to my husband many years ago, I wanted a traditional black wedding including some soul food and the jumping of the broom. It didn’t quite work out that way, but with the blending of the cultures, it was a beautiful affair.”
“Now that you mention it,” Aubrey said as she looked through Quintin’s parents’ wedding album, “it would be lovely to combine both cultures.”
“That would be nice,” Simone said to Aubrey after Aubrey called her two days later and told her about Quiera’s suggestion. “Whatever you want, please let us know. It sounds like you are having a great time.”
“I sure am,” Aubrey said. “But I can’t wait to see you all again.”
Aubrey met Quintin’s two sisters, Quantashae, whose wedding Quintin had attended the week Aubrey decorated his office; and Quanna, his younger sister who was three years younger than Aubrey. They hit it off right away.
Quintin’s younger brother, Quincey, had the same mannerisms as Quintin. He was very sharp and, like Quintin, was a lawyer. “I could not have asked for a more lovely sister-in-law and mother-in-law,” he said to Aubrey and Mother Jamison.
While visiting with his family, Aubrey and Quintin took a walk alone near the lake behind his parent’s house. While there, Aubrey asked Quintin a question that had been plaguing her.
“Quintin, I do not know how to ask you this, but it’s something that I’ve thought of often,” Aubrey said.
“I want you to feel comfortable asking me anything that is on your mind,” Quintin said.
Aubrey took a deep breath. “Well, you know I have been married before, which means I have been involved with someone sexually speaking…and I wanted to know how you really felt about that—you know—that fact that I have been with another man before. I guess I just don’t want it to be a problem after the wedding.”
Quintin nodded as he listened, and then took a deep breath before speaking. “I appreciate you bringing this up, Aubrey. Considering that you were married to the only man you were involved with sexually, and considering that you did not have sex before your first marriage, then I have no problems taking you as my wife. Especially since your first marriage did not end through any fault of your own. Believe me, I have thought about all of that. Don’t worry, I feel very comfortable marrying you.” Quintin then added, “You have not been involved with anyone since his death, have you?”
“Oh, no,” Aubrey said with a smile.
“There seems to be something else on your mind,” Quintin said, taking her hand in his.
Aubrey smiled. “Well, I was wondering, have you been involved with anyone before?”
Quintin smiled his confident smile. “No. Believe it or not, I am still a virgin. I know that’s weird to hear from a man my age in this day and time, but I have never been involved with a woman sexually speaking.”
Aubrey nearly gasped with surprise.
“Now, that does not mean I am effeminate,” Quintin quickly continued. “I am all man.”
Thank you for joining us for this episode of Whyte House Family stories. You may purchase a copy of this novel and any other Christian fiction books read on this podcast from Amazon.com.
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.