Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #25. Today we are reading chapter twenty-five of the novel “…And Family Drama Just Won’t Stop” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.
“Can two walk together, unless they be agreed?”
Sis. Montague was surprised, but not overly surprised at the turn of events. In fact, she told her husband that maybe God was telling him to take the job at the church which had been open for a while now. They had talked about it every now and then, but Bro. Montague did not want to work at the church. He did not feel “called” to work there. “Or,” his wife said, “you could begin your own business. You have the knowledge and the drive and I would be more than willing to be your bookkeeper and secretary.”Six months later he had landed a job; not quite what he wanted but it was less pressure. He repaired computers and programmed them for customers. His new boss, Richard, who owned his own business, never doubted him after he told him the reason he had to leave his last job. The only set back was, he would have to work on Saturdays, and be on call to make deliveries. He was paid extra for each delivery he made.
On one particular Saturday, one of the covers had come loose as Bro. Montague was preparing to place the computer in the box for delivery. He noticed one of the screws had fallen out and it seemed some plastic was sticking out from under the case.
He removed the case completely to make sure everything was in place. The plastic turned out to be a small clear bag with some kind of powder in it. Thinking nothing of it, he removed the packet and placed it on the desk. Securing the cover back on to the computer, he went about delivering the computers.
That night, he received a phone call from Richard. “Did you see a packet on my desk, per chance?”
“Yes. I left it on your desk. It was falling out of the casing.” On Monday he asked about it.
“Don’t worry about it. You left the package on the desk. It’s no problem,” Richard said.
“Why would you have a package that looks like powdered sugar in the back of the computer?” After a few seconds, the light went on. “Richard, tell me I am wrong, but you don’t have me delivering drugs, do you?”
Richard, who had always been up front with Bro. Montague and who respected him as a Christian, looking Bro. Montague squarely in the eyes said, “Terrence, I have never lied to you before and I won’t begin now. Yes, that package contained drugs, and yes, I’ve had you delivering drugs without your knowledge. We use the computer delivery as a cover up.”
“Oh, man.” Bro. Montague shook his head from side to side. “How could you? I’m trying to make an honest living and this is what I get. I want out.”
“I’m sorry, Terrence. Now that you know what’s going on, you can’t just jump out.”
“How did you make your deliveries before you hired me?”
“We had a young college fellow. He quit to go on to college in another state. He knew nothing about it. You would not have known either if the case had not come loose. I can’t figure out how that happened. I am sure I secured everything.”
“Richard, I respect you, but I do not want to be a part of anything illegal. I am a Christian man and a family man. You’re single. You can do whatever you want.”
“I know how you feel. Just pretend all of this did not happen and you’ll be safe.”
Bro. Montague did not know what to say or do. He’d do just that, pretend nothing happened until he figured out what to do to get out. He had heard stories of people losing their lives because of getting caught up in drugs. Even innocent people had gotten killed because of it. Some had lost their lives because they wanted to get out. To tell the truth, he was a little scared. He had innocently stumbled into something he could not easily get out of. He could not go again another six months without a job, he reasoned against his better judgement. Oh, Lord, what have I gotten myself into. The job at the church sounds tempting now. I just don’t feel worthy to work at a church.
After making the deliveries, he stopped off at Richard’s to get his pay for completing the job. He appreciated the extra money seeing he was saving up to buy a small car for Monica so she could drive herself back and forth to college. He wanted to pay cash for it. She was a good daughter and deserved it.
In fact, he had already secured the car and would be picking it up on next Saturday. Bro. Montague tried again to talk Richard into relieving him of his duties with no strings attached and just to stick with working at the shop. But Richard stuck to his previous statements. “You’re a good worker, Terrence. If your wife is like most women, she is just happy you’re bringing in the dough.” (That’s it, my wife is not like other women, Bro. Montague was thinking as Richard spoke.) “It could be that you did not have a job. Just chill, brother, you’ll be safe. I’ll cover for you, if you keep quiet. Plus, I told the customers to look out for you.” Richard raised his hands as Bro. Montague started to protest.
“I told them that you are different. They all tell me they like you because you are a Christian.”
“How did they know I was a Christian? I don’t recall telling any of them,” Bro. Montague asked. To him that made it worse. A Christian dealing drugs. What a testimony.
“They report to me every interaction they have with you. They all have told me that you gave them that little paper about Jesus on it. You know, the Gospel tracts you asked me permission to give to the customers who come in.”
“Oh, yeah. The Gospel tracts. Oh, man. Now I’m really messed up. How can I be delivering drugs and Jesus at the same time?”
“No, No. They see you as an honest man. I’ve told them to look out for you. They love you. You’re protected. Trust me,” Richard said.
Bro. Montague shoved the envelope with his payment in his pocket. Somehow today, it felt like an unwanted load.“You can take Monday off and spend it with your family.” Yeah, right, thought Bro. Montague. Monica was pleased to have him home seeing this was her last week before beginning school. Sis. Montague requested an early leave from her job to spend some extra time with her family.
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.