20. Saved, Saved, Saved!
*two weeks later*
Knock. Knock, knock. I run to the front door, wondering who could possibly be standing there. Only campaigners and that type of people come to the front door. Besides, it’s six o’clock and most normal people are eating supper around this time.
“Hi Providence!” I find myself staring in the faces of the Bradford family.
“Hello, Elise! And Mr. and Mrs. Bradford. Come right in!” I direct the family to the kitchen, where my family is preparing the last-minute details of a hearty supper.
“Hello, Bradford’s,” Dad’s deep voice greets the family. “How are you all doing?”
“We are doing quite well, but we have exciting news to tell you.” Elise’s large smile makes me impatient. Unable to wait another minute, I start begging Elise to tell me the news.
“What is it?” The question echoes the room. Three of the Bradford’s put on a grin, bringing on suspense.
“Last night, I had a talk with Katie’s brother and after a long conversation, I put my trust in the Lord Jesus Christ,” Mr. Bradford announces. The room erupts with cheers and encouragement.
“What made you decide to put your trust in Christ?” Daddy asks.
“Upon Elise and her mother telling me they became Christians; I knew I had to do something. I decided to start reading a Bible Alex gave to me a long time ago, with hopes to prove to them their new faith didn’t make any sense. When I read the book in search for ammunition, I realized it made so much more sense than what I had been telling my family. I called Alex to ask him some questions and he invited me over for a talk.” Mr. Bradford stops there and takes a breath. “After talking for several hours, I realized that I needed Christ. All these years I shut Him out, thinking I could do it myself—my own way, without anyone’s help. All these years He was standing there, patiently waiting for me.”
“It’s shoutin’ time in heaven,” I say after Mr. Bradford finishes.
“Indeed, it is!” Asher shouts.
I am so happy the Bradford’s decided to follow Jesus! I will continue to pray for Anna and Cody. Though their journey (and every other Christian’s journey) will be hard and trials will await them, Jesus is waiting at the finish line, so we will run the race with endurance, not wasting a minute, keeping our eyes fixed upon Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith.
Singing this off, Providence Moriah Wyatt, a Daughter of Christ, Blessed Beyond Measures
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
No Turning Back © 2020 Lilly Wiscaver
Scripture from the KJV