Recent stories by Michelle R Kidwell Power In The Pen
· Shalom: New Additions, Faith and Love...Rebekka Rachel Writes
· The Sky Is Falling Chapters Fifteen, Sixteen
· The Sky Is Falling, Chapters, Twelve, Thirteen and Fourteen
· The Sky Is Falling Chapters Nine, Ten and Eleven
· The Sky Is Falling Chapters, Six, Seven and Eight
· The Sky Is Falling Chapters Three, Four and Five
· The Sky Is Falling Chapters One and Two
· Searching For Hope Chapters 13-14 The Baxter Family Saga Book 2
· Searching For Hope Chapters Eleven and Twelve (The Baxter Family Saga Bk 2)
· When We Dream A Young Adult Novel (Prologue-Chapter Two)
· Where is G-D Part Four ( A Story of the Holocaust)
· The Key To Everything: Eden's Story Part Three
>> View all 3,455
Become a Fan
Buried Truths: Chapter Fourteen: A Marishka Tanya Alexei Mystery Book 3
By Michelle R Kidwell Power In The Pen
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Rated "PG" by the Author.
I got a weak smile in return, but even that small gesture was a gift...
I sat in Ana’s room reading my Bible. I was seeking out comfort, and as I turned to Zephania 3 I believed the Lord was trying to tell me something. I knew the chapter spoke of Jersualem but at that moment it reminded me of Anna the sister I thought was dead. I was growing more and more certain that Anna was alive, and for nearly fifteen years we had grieved my sister. The tears we had shed, the questions we had asked, and the feelings Sophia and I got of being the one’s at fault came to my mind, and I tried hard to hold back the feeling of anger and betrayal building up beside me. I wondered why Anna had not even tried to get in contact with us, give us some clue she was alive.
The Future of Jerusalem
1 Woe to the city of oppressors,
rebellious and defiled!
2 She obeys no one,
she accepts no correction.
She does not trust in the LORD,
she does not draw near to her God.
3 Her officials are roaring lions,
her rulers are evening wolves,
who leave nothing for the morning.
4 Her prophets are arrogant;
they are treacherous men.
Her priests profane the sanctuary
and do violence to the law.
5 The LORD within her is righteous;
he does no wrong.
Morning by morning he dispenses his justice,
and every new day he does not fail,
yet the unrighteous know no shame.
6 "I have cut off nations;
their strongholds are demolished.
I have left their streets deserted,
with no one passing through.
Their cities are destroyed;
no one will be left—no one at all.
7 I said to the city,
'Surely you will fear me
and accept correction!'
Then her dwelling would not be cut off,
nor all my punishments come upon her.
But they were still eager
to act corruptly in all they did.
8 Therefore wait for me," declares the LORD,
"for the day I will stand up to testify. [a]
I have decided to assemble the nations,
to gather the kingdoms
and to pour out my wrath on them—
all my fierce anger.
The whole world will be consumed
by the fire of my jealous anger.
9 "Then will I purify the lips of the peoples,
that all of them may call on the name of the LORD
and serve him shoulder to shoulder.
10 From beyond the rivers of Cush [b]
my worshipers, my scattered people,
will bring me offerings.
11 On that day you will not be put to shame
for all the wrongs you have done to me,
because I will remove from this city
those who rejoice in their pride.
Never again will you be haughty
on my holy hill.
12 But I will leave within you
the meek and humble,
who trust in the name of the LORD.
13 The remnant of Israel will do no wrong;
they will speak no lies,
nor will deceit be found in their mouths.
They will eat and lie down
and no one will make them afraid."
14 Sing, O Daughter of Zion;
shout aloud, O Israel!
Be glad and rejoice with all your heart,
O Daughter of Jerusalem!
15 The LORD has taken away your punishment,
he has turned back your enemy.
The LORD, the King of Israel, is with you;
never again will you fear any harm.
16 On that day they will say to Jerusalem,
"Do not fear, O Zion;
do not let your hands hang limp.
17 The LORD your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing."
18 "The sorrows for the appointed feasts
I will remove from you;
they are a burden and a reproach to you. [c]
19 At that time I will deal
with all who oppressed you;
I will rescue the lame
and gather those who have been scattered.
I will give them praise and honor
in every land where they were put to shame.
20 At that time I will gather you;
at that time I will bring you home.
I will give you honor and praise
among all the peoples of the earth
when I restore your fortunes [d]
before your very eyes,"
says the LORD
“Mom. Why?” I was shaken back to reality, as my daughter woke up and asked the question that was impossible to answer. She was still struggling hard with her speech but she was working hard, and I was proud of her for all the work she was doing.
“I don’t know honey, you’ve been very sick, but you are going to get better. I really believe that honey. I am here if you need me.” I said, I knew though Ana struggled with her speech she understood completely what others were saying.
Lord I want to do more for my little girl. It hurts me to see her hurting and having to ask questions she should never ask. I am so glad that you did not take Ana from us, but please Lord help Ana, she has so many questions, questions I don’t know how to answer.
“Why sick?” Ana asked, the words were a struggle still, and she was having to relearn to speak. I was assured Ana understood us, but it was her own ability to speak that had been imparied.
“Honey I don’t know, but you are going to get better. Your strong Ana, you are a fighter, you’re an Alexei.”
Ana was having a hard time with this and I understood that. We all were. I hated seeing my daughter suffering. I would have gladly taken her place if I could have. I would have done anything for my little girl, but I knew this was her fight and I could only be there for her.
“Ana you are doing a lot better than you were sweetie, and you are going to continue to make strides. I am not going to lie and say this is going to be easy for you sweetie, but I know you are strong. I know you know the importance of leaning on the Lord, and that is going to help you.”
I got a weak smile in return, but even that small gesture was a gift.
I grabbed my sisters journal of poetry and began reading to Ana. I knew that like her namesake she loved poetry, and this I believed would reach to her in ways that nothing else other than faith could.
I found a poem called Don’t Quit that I felt was important Ana take to heart.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low, and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give us though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far.
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem worse that you must not quit.
“Mom love you.” I knew even those three words were an effort. I would never take those little words for granted. I was glad my little girl was fighting. She was a strong young girl and that was going to allow her to get back from this.
Want to review or comment on this
Click here to login!
Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Great addition to this series; glad Ana is recovering! Good for her, and good for you for penning this story! Well done, Michelle!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
|Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle
|Wow! That sounds like a great book Michell!You really have talent.I hope you sell alot.