Autumn's Wind

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Chapter 38: Introduction to His Savior
(by NativeRose, added on 24 July 2005 04:51 PM)

Autumn's friends and the people from Jamison's congregation who had come to pray for her had left hours earlier. Then her mother had entered to talk about her own feelings; Autumn understood what her mother was saying, how she felt, but Autumn was at peace with her life. She knew that Jehovah her God, and Jesus her Savior cared for her, saw everything, and of utmost importance was the fact that God loved Autumn. He was a merciful God...
"I think Autumn is right," the voice shattered her thoughts just as her mother's had been scattered before. Autumn looked toward the sound of the voice, opened her eyes, and gasped, as her mother had done. However, anger did not cloud her eyes, she greeted her father with a smile and began to speak, but Lynne interrupted.
"Well, it took you long enough! You finally decided to take part in your daughter's life, now that she is dying? What right have you to enter into her life now and presume to know what's best for her. You, Jason, are not needed, and we certainly don't want you here!"
"That's not true! I'm glad you're here, Dad. This isn't exactly the ideal place to catch up on things, but I'm happy to see you just the same."
"Autumn, you don't know what you're saying! You know how..."
"It seems to me that it's Autumn's decision, and you should respect that." They all looked to see the second person to entered the room.
"Thanks, Jamison," Autumn said quietly.
"How dare you..." Lynne began once again.
"I don't mean to be disrespectful, but if you can't handle this stuff, maybe you should leave until her father goes to his hotel for the evening." Jamison spoke from his place beside Autumn.
"You also think you know what's best for her! She's not your child!" Lynne left the room immediately, and collided with Autumn's oncologist.
"I see that the fervent prayers for you did something amazing." she said. "I didn't expect you to be awake and talking."
"Yeah, Jehovah's works are wondrous, that's for sure," Autumn responded. The doctor left and her father started to speak.

"Hey, who are you?" He directed this abrupt question at Jamison.
"Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot to introduce you. This is my best friend, Jamison Perkins."
"You seem to be a religious kid. Did Autumn "help" you with that?"
\"Her passion kind of helped me rekindle my own relationship with God."
"If you're at peace with this...I want to know who this God is." Autumn's father turned back to her.
"Well, I believe that Jesus is the only true way to reach God, the Bible tells us that. Only He can give me the peace "that passes all understanding." I know what is going to happen to me when I die! I shall know nothing, as Ecclesiastes tells me, and then I'll be reunited with all other who have found the truth in Christ Jesus. You see, there is no reason for me to be afraid." Jason pondered his daughter's statements. He didn't know what to make of all this religious talk. However, he figured Lynne was not a "believer," and she was a mess. Autumn, who was the one slipping away, had this amazing peace that she attributed to her God. Maybe there was something to all this talk about Jehovah; he would have to ask Autumn and Jamison to help him learn more.

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