Monday, December 15, 2014
Welcome to my MONDAY BlOG everyone!!
Well, It’s almost that time again. The day Jesus came to earth to save us all from ourselves! That’s a big HALLELUJAH, right? As for me, it’s truly my favorite time of the year; year after year, after year.
This week in my book, That Melvin Bray, Maggie and Lizzy are still searching for him. Let’s see what’s going on as they prepare to travel back to their little home town in hopes of a miracle!! They definitely need some divine intervention!!
Excerpts and Thoughts from “THAT MELVIN BRAY”
“Hope for a great sea-change, on the far side of revenge. Believe that a farther shore is reachable from here. Believe in miracles, and cures and healing wells.” —Seamus Heaney, Iris poet and Nobel Prize recipient
Chapter 29—I Love You The Most – Part Two
Katherine and Ballen entered the office and we all greeted one another with affection. Right off the bat, Lizzy asked them to compare the FedEx photo of That Melvin Bray to the Mr. W sketch on the table. Ballen was ecstatic, and Katherine had to sit down.
There was no doubt in my mind that Katherine felt an intense, ice-cold chill run up her spine. As I sat there and watched her, I thought, “It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.”
It became apparent to me as I watched the bittersweet tears trickle down her cheeks that Katherine was in the process of preparing herself for a possible what-if.
I began a silent prayer, asking for one of Pastor Meyer’s earthly angels to come and guide us. Then I thought, Hey, such an angel may already be here. All of a sudden, I could hear myself thinking, Hush and listen.
As Ballen and Katherine both stared at the FedEx photo intensely, Ballen remarked how odd it was that during all the investigation that had gone on for almost three years after Ricky’s disappearance, not one person, including Katherine and him, had even considered Mr. W a person of interest. He had definitely been there a the bus stop that day, but somehow he had gone completely unnoticed by everyone.
“Since our last meeting here on Wednesday, Maggie and I may have discovered the whereabouts of the infamous Mr. W. I’ve just spoken with the sheriff in that town and made him aware of the fact that we have a new information in reference to Mr. W that is possibly related to Ricky. The sheriff suggested Maggie and I catch a flight out tonight and meet him at his office first thing in the morning with our evidence. Once we’ve met with the sheriff and hopefully located Mr. W, I’ll call you at home, and we’ll discuss the best way to proceed on Ricky’s behalf, based on exactly what we discover, if anything.”
It was all Katherine could do to hold back her tears as she listened to Lizzy’s words. With her head bowed, she began to cry. Her loving protector, the kindhearted Ballen, put his arm around his cherished wife as he responded to Lizzy.
“We understand completely, Dr. Benis, and we’ll do whatever you think is best.”
Lizzy and I watched them drive away, our hearts breaking for them, and then we both made a beeline back into the office, filled with a dogged focus to find out what happened to their little boy.
“Well, here we go, Maggs,” Lizzy said as we drove to the airport. “I’m really feeling good about this; how ’bout you?”
So Maggie and Lizzy are actually almost on the plane to head South to their hometown, where it all started over thirty-five years ago! They feel pretty good about finding That Melvin Bray, but little Ricky “is a whole ‘nother story,” as Maggie would say.
Next week, we’ll get even closer to unraveling this mystery, in Chapter 30—”Shedding The Cloak on the Road to Forgiveness.”
As I mentioned earlier, we have only a few more days left before celebrating the most important day of our lives—Jesus’s Birthday. So, as December 25th draws nearer, let’s revisit in our hearts and minds exactly what Jesus Christ means to us and where we’d be without Him.
GOD is Good! GOD is Great!!
I love you,
What we do today is what matters most. The devil is always hanging around with his “but, what if…” Ignore him!