PODCAST: Whyte House Family Spoken Novels #162: And Family Drama Just Won’t Stop III Chapter 54 by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte

Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #162. Today we are reading chapter 54 of the novel “…And Family Drama Just Won’t Stop III” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.

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“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.” – Psalm 43:5

Having heard nothing new about their daughter’s whereabouts, Stacy and Robert decided to take a two-week vacation in Texas at her parents’ house to get away from the familiar and now painful surroundings of New York. It pained them to wake up each day to things that reminded them of their missing daughter. Every now and then, Stacy found herself going through her daughter’s clothes that were hanging in her closet. She would just sit on her bed and reminisce on the few years she had had with Trelawny. Not a week went by when she did not drive by the school hoping her daughter would be there. Every now and then, she would drive up and down the streets close to their residence, visit the parks she often took her children to, stop by the Burger King where they had often dined, looking and hoping to see some sign of her daughter. Tears came to her more often.

“I think we need a vacation,” Robert said to Stacy one evening after bringing to her attention for probably the fifth time since their daughter went missing that she was setting an extra plate at the dinner table.

“Robert, I feel like I’m going crazy sometimes. I don’t know how much longer I can take it. I can’t stop thinking about where she may be.”

“For Trevon’s sake, we have to remain strong,” Robert said. “Like I said, until I hear otherwise, I’m trusting God that she is alive.”

“But what if our trust gets shattered and she turns up dead? What then? I don’t think I could live with myself after that. If only I had gotten to the school sooner,” Stacy said.

“Stacy, stop blaming yourself. You had no way of knowing they would be doing work on the road and that that would make you run late. All we can do is continue to pray and ask God to prepare us for whatever lays ahead,” Robert said.

“Don’t you think I’m trying to do that!” Stacy said. “But why us? What have I done that is so bad to bring this on?”

“Why not us?” Robert said.

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Brother and Sister Wilmington welcomed their daughter, son-in-law, and grand-son with open arms. Their conversation turned toward Trelawny their first night at the dinner table.

“I sure wish Trelawny was here,” Brother Wilmington said. “You all haven’t heard anything new from the police as to her whereabouts?”

“Nothing at all,” Robert said, sighing. “They are speculating that whoever abducted her may have fled the state. The search for her, as you know, has gone nationwide. Her picture has been sent to just about every school in New York and in the surrounding states. We are doing the only thing we know to do and that is to pray for her safe return . . . and asking the Lord to prepare us for the worse.”

“Only God can give you the grace to handle something like this,” Sister Wilmington said.

“Yes. We just try to keep ourselves busy, and try not to dwell on it too much,” Stacy said. “Speaking of keeping busy, I remember you sharing with us a while back that the church has expanded its outreach ministry and is not only holding breakfast and dinner meals here on the grounds on Saturdays, but is delivering baskets to those who are unable to make it out to the church. I’d love to help with that while I’m here.”

“Of course you’re welcome to help and Trevon can come along if he wants to, unless he’d rather spend the day with his dad,” Sister Wilmington said.

Stacy and her family received a warm welcome on their first Sunday worshipping at New Mt. Zion. It felt good to be back among familiar faces.

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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.”

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.