PODCAST: Whyte House Family Spoken Novels #270: I Need Someone to Pray with Me – Chapter 40

Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #270. Today we are reading chapter 40 of the novel “I Need Someone to Pray with Me” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.

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When Aubrey and Mother Jamison returned home, Aubrey’s friends had everything under control.

“Have you both decided where you will be going for your honeymoon?” Simone asked Aubrey.

“Well, I suggested Jamaica, but Quintin said he wants to surprise me,” Aubrey said. “And, girls, you are not going to believe what he told me.”

“What?” said Simone.

”He has never had sex before,” Aubrey announced.

“What?” her friends said. “Are you sure about that?”

“Yes. I asked him and he told me without hesitation,” Aubrey said. “And he assured me that he was all man.”

“Ooo, girl. That is unheard of for a man his age and as good looking as he is. You are going to have a lot of fun,” Simone said laughing.

“Girl, you have been blessed more than a double,” Kelli said.

“You sure have,” Jennifer agreed. “Your cup surely is running over.”

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The final two months leading up to the wedding were very busy ones for Mother Jamison and the ladies of the church. They were further surprised when three weeks before the set date,  Quintin’s family came down to help in the preparations for the wedding. “We will give it a Middle Eastern flavor,” the ladies said. Everyone was eagerly anticipating a glorious ceremony and prayers were offered up for good weather as the mothers took Aubrey and her friends shopping for the ideal wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses. Aubrey tried on so many dresses she lost count. Jennifer tried on a couple dresses as she dreamed of what her wedding would be like.

“They’re all so beautiful; it’s so hard to choose,” Aubrey said. She finally settled on one by Maggie Sottero with a three yard train. 

 

A week before the wedding, Aubrey had her bridal shower at the church in place of their regular Restoration Reset meeting. She wanted to share this time of rejoicing with the ladies of the Restoration Reset Ministry whom she had come to love. The ladies had a wonderful time as they shared with each other serious and comical experiences they had gone through as they fulfilled their own roles as wives and mothers. This helped relieve some of the nervousness Aubrey was beginning to experience as the wedding day drew near.

 

She and Quintin hardly saw each other the week of the wedding, but they spent as much time as they could on the phone. On the Wednesday before the wedding, which was scheduled for Saturday, Aubrey crashed into her bed exhausted. Even though she had taken the week off from her job to get rested up for the big day, she was busier than ever.

“This is your last day helping,” Mother Jamison told her. “If you keep working, you’ll be drained on your wedding day.”

 

Aubrey did not get much sleep on the night before the wedding. “I am so nervous,” she told her mother who shooed her out of the kitchen and back to her room.

“You stay in the bed until it’s time for you to get dressed,” Mother Jamison told her. “Jennifer, Simone, and Kelli will be over to help you.”

 

Aubrey and her crew left for the church at twelve noon in the limousine they had rented for that occasion. It was a beautiful day, and the sun was shining brightly.

Guests were still streaming into the auditorium when the limousine pulled up at the side entrance. Flowers lined the walkway that led to the main entrance.  When Aubrey and her bridesmaids stepped into the foyer, her Uncle Phil, her father’s youngest brother, was  waiting; he would escort her down the aisle. “You look lovely,” he told Aubrey. “I wish your father was here to witness this day.”

A hush fell over the auditorium as Pastor Ashton announced the arrival of the bride. The pianist began to play the traditional “Here Comes the Bride” song as the front doors to the auditorium swung open. Jennifer, Simone, and Kelli walked down the aisle to take their positions at the front to await the bride. They all wore huge smiles. With one hand on her uncle’s arm, Aubrey glided down the aisle, her train gracefully flowing behind her. They stopped a few steps behind Quintin and his best men.

The church was beautifully decorated with Aubrey’s favorite color—aquamarine. Aubrey could not find the words to describe how beautiful everything looked even if she tried. Her focus was on her husband-to-be waiting for her at the front.

“Who gives this woman to be married to this man?” Pastor Ashton asked.

“We do,” Mother Jamison and her brother-in-law both answered.

“If there is anyone here who sees any reason why these two, Quintin Rodney and Aubrey Jamison, should not be joined in holy matrimony speak now or forever hold your peace,” Pastor Ashton continued.

“You may turn the bride over to the groom,” Pastor Ashton said to Uncle Phil.

Wow! thought Quintin as he faced Aubrey. He took a long look at his bride as Pastor Ashton continued with the ceremony. 

“Do you, Quintin Rodney, take this young woman, Aubrey Jamison,  to be your lawful wedded wife, to love, to honour, to uphold, in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, for better or for worse, and to remain faithful to her until death do you part?”

“I do,” Quintin answered.

“Do you, Aubrey Jamison, take this man, Quintin Rodney, to be your lawful wedded husband, to obey, to love, to honour, to uphold, in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, for better or for worse, and to remain faithful to him until death do you part?”

“I do,” Aubrey answered.

“The rings, please, “ Pastor Ashton said.

Pastor Ashton prayed over the couple after Quintin’s brother handed the bride’s ring and Jennifer handed the groom’s ring to him.

“You may now place the rings on each other’s finger,” he said. As the gold bands were slipped onto the bride’s and groom’s fingers, Pastor Ashton said, “What God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. You may now kiss the bride.”

Whoops and loud cheers went up all over the auditorium. “Ladies and gentlemen, I now present to you, Mr. and Mrs. Quintin Rodney. Receive them with joy, love, and open arms.”

There was much celebration as the wedding party drove over to the Cherry Blossom Cafe for the reception.

As the limousine left the Cherry Blossom Cafe to take them to the hotel where they would spend the night before taking off for their honeymoon, there was a cacophonous clanging behind the limousine. Quintin looked at Aubrey with a puzzled expression. “Don’t look at me,” Aubrey said. “I shared with my friends how that I wanted an old fashioned wedding. I believe they tried to make it that.”

Quintin signaled to the limousine driver to pull over to the side of the road. He climbed out and went to the back of the limousine to see what all the clanging was about. Scribbled on a piece of cardboard were the words “Just Married” loosely attached to the fender. There were six cans hanging by strings from the back fender on to the ground.

“Come see,” he laughed to Aubrey as he helped her out the limousine.

“Your friends gave you your wish. An old fashioned wedding.”

As they settled down in the limousine, Quintin said, “Well, aren’t you curious as to where you’ll be spending your honeymoon?”

Aubrey nodded.

“Say, hi to Dubai,” he said giving Aubrey a kiss. The black limousine drove off into the sunset, with the cans rattling behind them.

– The End –

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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:

 

  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.” 

 

  1. Accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

 

  1. 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.”

 

  1. 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.”

 

  1. 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.”

 

  1. 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.

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