"Monet! Monet!"The man yelled. She turned on her heels to hear his last request. Bring me a couple of beers too.
She knew that living with the man was not something that her parents wouldn't approve of and six months ago when she made the decision to live with him she seemed to think it was okay, but recently her convictions had changed or maybe her convictions were able to be heard above her desire to be loved at any cost.
As she proceeded down the highway in the Mercedes that her live in paramour had ( )ought her for her birthday tears trickled down her face. She didn't know whether it was PMS or the song that happened to be on the radio.
After the music played a minister of the gospel's voice could be heard. He ministered about the Prodigal Son and she saw herself in the content of the parable. She recalled the day she left her parents home in a huff.
Daddy I love him and you can not stop me from seeing who I want just because they don't live up to your standard.
Her mother sat across from her at the dinner table with tears in her eyes. Monet listen to reason. This gentleman is not the one for you. He isn't saved. Wait on the LORD and in HIs time He will send the man of your dreams.
This is the man of my dreams. He is tall dark and handsome, he has a good job,and he loves me.
If he loved you then he would not be pressuring you to live with him. Her father's voice was firm. You are not married and this is not pleasing to God. <( ) /><( ) />O Daddy God I do not believe is nearly as strict as you.
Her father cast a disapproving glance her way. Do not be dishonoring to The true and living God Jehovah. He has given us His word to live by and His commandments are based on His perfect law of love.
Then surely he understands I love him and I want to be with him.
Her mother gave an exasperated sign, OH Monet do listen to sound biblical counsel. We love you and we know that this man is not a God fearing man and he will only be used to distance you in your fellowship with the LORD. The Bible says the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom and the fear of man is a snare. Do not fear this man fear God.
Monet packed her bags that evening much to her parents dismay and made a decision to move in with him.
When she arrived on his doorstep he partially opened the door in a bathrobe and her nostrils were intrigued by the manly scent that seemed to ooze from his pores. He smiled and asked, What are you doing out at this time of night. I thought good girls were in bed at this hour. She didn't know what time it was because she had driven around for two hours mentally toiling with the decision to move in with the man whom she believed she loved.
Before entering the apartment she felt a tug at her heart but she pressed past what now she realized was the power of her parents prayers. She resister her desire to jump back in her vehicle and as her nother would say High tale it back home.
Jaron had told her that he had a two bedroom apartment and that she would have her own room but it was not the case. He had a studio apartment and there was only one bed and he seduced her into sleeping with him that first night which led her to compromising her desire to be a chaste ( )ide for her husband. He assured her that he would marry her eventually but once she had succombed to his advances marriage never was mentioned again. Her virginity was lost that very night and she lay beside him with tears streaming down her cheeks as he slept soundly.
Jaron was a hard working man but given he only had a GED he wasn't able to land a job that paid a few pennies more than minimum wage. She worked daily at the local restaurant and because of her hospitable manner she received good tips that helped the couple to maintain the small apartment, have food on the table and keep the utilities on.
One evening Jaron came in after carousing with a few of his friends and he not only smelled of alchohol but had lipstick on his shirt collar. She was sitting on the bed reading a novel and he came and sat next to her. He reached to give her a hug but she spurned his advance. Rejection was something that he hated and he grabbed her and turned her to him and pressed his lips against her lips. She didn't resist for she had knew he would become angry. When he was satisfied he released her and he asked to prepare him a plate of supper.
Monet threw back the covers and leaped out of bed as she welcomed the chance to be released his embrace. She warmed up the beef stew and sliced him a piece of cornbread and proceeded to make him a cup of coffee. Curiousity got the best of her and she asked, So Jaron where were you?
I went out with the boys. He removed his shirt and saw the lipstick on his collar. He said, Oh and if you are wondering about this lipstick on my collar I ran into an old friend and she hugged me when she saw me and her lipstick smeared on my collar.
She didn't inquire any further. She returned to bed and welcomed sleep as her her thoughts were consumed with visions of Jaron in the arms of another woman. Soon her thoughts gave way to sleep.
The sun shone brightly the next morning through the window of the kitchenette. She lifted the window, and heard the sound of chimes from the church across the street. The sound served as a backdrop for a flood of memories in her home church. She reached for the phone to call her mother,
When she heard her mother's sweet voice her eyes filled with tears.