Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #21. Today we are reading chapter twenty-one of the novel “…And Family Drama Just Won’t Stop” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” — Romans 5:8
On Tuesday, Monica stopped off at Stacy’s on her way home from tutoring class. “Sorry I did not call you on Sunday and yesterday. I was so excited about getting my books, I could not draw myself away from them,” she said after they settled down in her bedroom with some fruit.
“I’m just glad you stopped by” said Stacy. “Wasn’t that some message Pastor preached a couple Sundays back? Made me want to get saved all over again. I know I said this, but your mother’s oxtails stole the whole dinner.”
“Everything was great! I’ve been passing out the tracts. I gave one to all the children I tutor and passed the rest out on the bus. I get a good feeling when I pass them out. I’m definitely going to pass out some more,” said Monica.
“Girl, you should have called me to come and get you,” said Stacy. “We could have passed some out together. I’m home everyday all day. I hope to get quite a bit out before I take off for school. My uncle who lives in Florida near the campus, should be up on a business trip and I’ll be traveling down with him.” “I’m going to miss you, Stacy. So what’s been happening these past two days with you?”
“If I tell you, you wouldn’t believe it.”
“Try me,” said Monica.
“I think I may be adopted. Or my father may not be my real father. Or maybe my mother may not be my real mother.” Stacy told Monica everything she had overheard early Sunday morning to which Monica’s reply was, “And that makes you think you were adopted? That’s a rather vague conversation; nothing specific to really go by. It could be anything.”
“Yeah, I guess you’re right. Maybe one of them is seriously ill or maybe I have some terminal disease or…”
“Stacy, you’re taking it too far. Have you asked them about it? Better still, have you prayed about it?”
“Not really. I guess I was too busy trying to figure out what it might be.”
“You know what I am going to do right now? Pray. Come on. Pray with me,” said Monica taking Stacy’s hand in hers:
“Dear Heavenly Father, We don’t know what this secret is that Stacy’s parents have. Somehow it seems to involve Stacy. I pray that You’ll give her peace of mind regarding this and show her parents the best way to handle it. And, Lord, please watch between me and Stacy as we go our separate ways off to college. Protect her and bring her safely back to us every holiday. Amen. Oh, and Lord, help her to not get boy crazy lest she forgets me. Amen.”
“Amen. Girl, you ought to stop,” said Stacy giving Monica a friendly shove. “But ain’t nothing wrong with that.”
“I mean it. You’re going to go down to Florida, find you a Florida man, and forget all about me.”
“Monica, you’re a great friend; the best friend I’ve ever had,” said Stacy. “I’ll never forget you. Come on, let’s surf the Internet and see what new things we can find out about Florida and see how many good looking men they have down there.”
“Let me call my Mom first and let her know I’m still here.”
“Sure, and tell her I’ll give you a ride home about five o’clock as soon as my mother comes home,” said Stacy.
After about thirty minutes on the Internet, Stacy blurted out, “Do you know who else I’m going to miss?”
Monica raised an eyebrow.
“Jonathan. He is fine, girl. I ought to call him right now and…”
“Whoa. You slow down. I got so caught up with your family secret I forgot to tell you, he gave me a ride home yesterday.”
“Say what!” Stacy answered in surprise. “How’d you get him to do that?”
“I called you after I got home but your Dad said you were still at your auntie’s helping her with the children and that she was not feeling well,” Monica quickly defended herself.
“You know I did get the message, but those kids wore me out. The baby cried and whimpered for his Mama the whole time I was there, and the four year old was a handful. But waste no time. Tell me all about it so I can bathe myself in envy.”
“We ran into each other at the bookstore and he insisted on giving me a ride home,” said Monica. “I found out he was pursuing a degree in Religion and a minor in Business. He loves children. And he also loves peace and quiet. He was a gentleman all the way.”
“Wow!” Stacy said. “Did he carry your books for you?” Monica nodded, yes.
“That says a lot right there.”
“Stacy, that’s elementary school stuff,” laughed Monica. “That is nothing. Absolutely nothing. But like I said, he was a gentleman all the way.”
“Girl, you had better wake up. He hardly talks to any of the girls at the church. However, I have noticed how he nods at you whenever he sees you; and I believe everybody sees that…”
“Not everybody now,” interrupted Monica.
“He really likes you and since you are my best friend, I will back off,” Stacy said. “However, I would encourage you to move fast lest anybody try to take him from you.”
Monica smiled.“On a serious note, though,” continued Stacy, “don’t you ever wonder what it would be like to go with someone? I feel kind of left out sometimes—seems all the girls have a boyfriend to chat and giggle about.”
“Yeah, I’ve thought about it. Sometimes I think something is wrong with me. But I’m not in a hurry. I would like to finish college first before I even think of getting serious. Mother and Daddy say that’s the best way to go. They did it that way and from what they told me, it relieves a lot of pressure including the guilt of not finishing college. Plus the big one, as my Dad says, is: you’ll be more mature by then and understand life much better.”
“Yeah, you’re right. My Mom and Dad did the same thing. But we are a new generation now,” said Stacy. “On a more serious note, I really want you to get the best out of your life: a good husband, a big house, a good job, and a house full of children because you know how to handle them,” winked Stacy.
“I wish the best for you too, Stacy.”
“Say, where’s your ring? You didn’t do you know what, did you?” Stacy raised her eyebrows in a quizzical manner while trying not to smile.
Monica burst out laughing. “Oh, goodness, no. My Dad’s having it cleaned so I can flash that ‘True love waits’ in the eyes of any guy who tries anything. Every time I look at that ring, I remember the promise I made to my parents and most importantly to God.”
“I ought to get one, too,” said Stacy.
“I’ll ask my Dad,” said Monica. “I think he bought it from Zales Jewelry.”
“Please do, I need something to help me not go boy crazy.” Both girls were in chuckles when Sis. Wilmington knocked on the bedroom door.
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.”
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.