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  Posted: October 22, 2019      Views: 80
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Chapter 5 of the book The Real Thing
God moves in mysterious ways.
"The big surprise" by Ben Colder

Background
Spiritual help is only a prayer away.


Some have asked for dialog. Well, here goes.

Previous;
The new medication arrived seven days after the last VA appointment.
Clara was perplexed toward giving the medication to Gary knowing it contributed toward rashness. She tucked it away in a kitchen cabinet drawer and went on about the daily home chores.

The grandfather clock in the living area chimed eleven just as the phone rang. Starlight Enterprise wanted to know why Gary never came to work?
Though sudden fear arose, Clara responded in a gentle voice assuring she would check into the matter.

She opened the kitchen door leading into the garage and was nearly overcome by gases.
Gary sat clumped over the steering wheel inside the pickup with the doors locked and the windows rolled up.

She immediately called 911 while raising the garage door. Still speaking to the operator and frightened beyond comprehension, she found a hammer and broke the driver side truck window. She unlocked the door and pulled him to the garage floor. The operator was still speaking as she held the phone braced against her shoulder and dragged Gary outside into the fresh air.

The Lee County Ambulance service was at the scene before the 911 operator refused to hang up.

With tears streaming down her cheeks, Clara stood near while assistance arrived.
Minutes were like hours as the ambulance driver administered CPR.

The emergency room at the Lee County Hospital was busy, but it never stopped the swiftness of teams determined to save lives.

Clara phoned the VA hot line and was explaining the situation when the ER doctor assured Gary was stable and wishing to see her.

He could barely see out of one eye, but he knew who she was. Not one word was spoken as Clara sat down in a chair next to his bed. She took his hand and squeezed it; still everything remained wordless.

Minutes later a nurse entered the room stating that a Doctor Redmon at the VA wanted him transferred there.

Here we go again Clara thought. More medication, more lectures on what may or may not work.

The ER team advanced toward following Dr. Redmon's request and twenty minutes later, the responsibility shifted; Gary Wheeling was now government property.

The old Army drinking buddy, Charlie Matthews had just arrived at the hospital while Gary was being placed into the ambulance.

He quickly learned his friend was being transferred and hoped Clara would allow him to driver her there. She accepted with intentions of discouraging the idea of drinking.

Clara was cautious toward the subject, but it was Charlie who changed the moment into a brighter light of hope.

"I have made big changes in my life since I last saw you. The other day when you were leaving, I met with Gary and told him the good news. Last week, the preacher from a local church came by the house to invite the wife and I to their revival. Clara, I am so glad Molly talked me into going. It was the greatest thing I have ever done. I dedicated my life to Christ, and I have never felt cleaner inside as I do now. I wanted to share the joy and peace that day with you and Gary, but he refused to listen."


For a moment, Clara sat wordless, but in her mind, she expresses gratitude to the Lord for answering prayers that Molly and she had often prayed.

She remarked, "You have no idea how much this means to Molly and me.
Charlie, as a member of the body of Christ, you will learn it is step by step, but the good part; Jesus will be there to help you make the right step. Just join with Molly and I in prayer for Gary and we will see the hand of the Lord do a miracle."










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Author Notes
Dedicated to my friend Gary and all who suffer with PTSD
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