Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #268. Today we are reading chapter 38 of the novel “I Need Someone to Pray with Me” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.
Kelli had arrived at her mother’s house within thirty minutes of receiving the phone call. Justin, who was over two-years-old, was curled up on his grandmother’s lap tossing and moaning.
“I rubbed some pain ointment over his legs and feet,” Kelli’s mother, Beatrice, told her. “It seems like just one leg is affected. Rub your hand over his leg right there in that spot.” Beatrice pointed to Justin’s lower left leg.
Kelli gently slid her palm over her son’s lower leg. She felt a knot on his leg. Justin pulled his leg away and moaned.
“My goodness!” Kelli said. “His left foot is swollen also.”
“I noticed he was walking kind of wobbly and his legs kept giving way under him,” Beatrice said.
“Here, Justin. Stand up for Mommy. Come on, baby,” Kelli said trying to get her son to walk to her.
Beatrice placed her grandson on the floor. She attempted to get him to stand up by himself, but he held on to her arms tightly. Kelli grabbed him before he fell to the floor.
“I’m taking him to the emergency room,” Kelli said. “Call Dr. Fayner, please.”
When they arrived at the hospital, Dr. Fayner met them at the emergency room entrance. They hurried up to the children’s ward on the second floor. Dr. Fayner listened as Beatrice told her about what had been happening with Justin.
“He was his usual active self for about an hour, then I noticed he was holding on to the chairs and kind of limping along. It seemed as though his leg doubled back under him and he fell to the floor. I picked him up and set him back on his feet and his leg gave way again.”
“Thank you, Beatrice,” Dr. Fayner said as she turned her attention to Justin. Justin was crying softly. “Tell me where it hurts, Justin,” she said, gently touching different sections on his leg. As her touches drew closer to his lower leg and feet, Justin started to pull his leg away.
“It hurts,” he cried. “Mommy, it hurts.”
“I know, baby,” Kelli comforted him.
“You can hold him now,” Dr. Fayner said. “I am going to call in the prep nurses to get him ready to have x-rays taken on his leg. It seems like a bone may be fractured. Something is sticking out. The knot does not feel like a tumor; it feels too jagged—too sharp.”
Turning to Beatrice, Dr. Fayner asked, “Did he fall at all? Did something fall on top of his leg?”
“No, nothing like that. I had him in my sight the whole time he was with me.”
“Like I said, we’ll do some x-rays; that should give us a better idea as to what we are dealing with here,” Dr. Fayner said. “We’ll get you to feeling much better, little Justin. You’ll be running around in no time.”
The two nurses came to get Justin. He cried when they took him away from his mother and grandmother. “Mama! Nana! I want Mama!”
“Don’t worry, Justin,” Dr. Fayner said. “As soon as they get you ready, Mama and Nana will come stay with you.”
“We might keep him overnight to run some other tests,” Dr. Fayner told Kelli and Beatrice.
Once in the room with Justin, Kelli called Aubrey and her friends. “I know it’s late, but I just had to call up my prayer team. Please pray for Justin. Somehow his leg is broken and he’s in a lot of pain, but he’s hanging in there…Dr. Fayner can’t say for sure what caused it…It just happened out of the blue. I’ll keep you updated.”
Kelli called her husband, Trevor, who was now stationed in Germany.
“I wish I was there,” Trevor said. “I miss you both; but hang in there and make sure you praying daily. Let’s pray right now.”
After they prayed, Trevor said, “If it gets worse, I’ll see if I can get a week or two off to come be with you and Justin. I love you, Kelli.”
“I love you, too” Kelli said.
“Everything will work out. God is still in control,” Trevor said before hanging up.
When Dr. Fayner returned to Justin’s room, he was asleep. She had given him some pain medication to help him get some rest.
“The x-rays revealed a fracture in his leg,” Dr. Fayner told Kelli. “I’m waiting on the lab work, so I’m not sure yet what caused it, but we should have the results in the morning.”
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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.