The last scripture given that struck me the most was "Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings." Isaiah 3:10. This message that pastor mallet gave was quite hilarious when he said there are others just sitting at home watching television feeding their faces with popcorn, chips, and ice cream while being on the conference line having their phones on mute, not getting focus in the word and prayer. God really spoke to me through that message that you are what you eat. We have to eat God's Word up. Let the word of God speak to us. Put on some spiritual weight. We all must push our plates back. I do not have a problem pushing my plate back and getting in the word more. But as a coffee drinker every morning, I have to push my coffee mug back and get focused on the word. We must have an appetite for the word. We have to learn how to pull away from our daily tendencies. Have a balance, and get more engaged in the word, prayer, and meditation. I thank God so much for our weekly challenges given by Towannah Graves. It keeps me occupied and focused on the word. The challenges also keep my hand bible open at all times on the table. I do not close my hand Bible anymore because if I do, I will forget it and lose that focus. I am taking God's word more seriously now and applying it to my life every day. I am always hungry for God’s word because “God’s words” is so “powerful.”
"For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:" Isaiah 55:10. The message I got from this scripture is that God's word is like rain and snow. We should always let the word dwell in us. Take the word of God with us everywhere we go. For instance, going to school every day and getting on the bus was when I would want God to be with me at all times or anywhere else I go. I would take the hand Bible with me wherever I go. Some people would walk up to me and make comments about me reading the Bible saying, "that is the best book in the world you are reading. " There was a moment where a woman approached me at the bus stop saying, ''that is wonderful that you as a young person reading a Bible, I never saw that before." Those words were so encouraging. We shall let God's word revive in us. God's word is our life, not death. God's word has power and authority. When I am feeling down and angry, I would run straight to God and prayer. I would ask God to speak to me, and most times he would give me the answers through his word. We must make God a priority in our lives. The first thing we should do in the morning is to go straight to the bible. God does not want to be on our schedules. Put him before our schedule.
"Is not my word like as fire? saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?"Jeremiah 23:29. What I got from this message is that we do need fire in our word. For example, before Covid-19, I was attending Sunday school bright and early every Sunday getting hungry for the word. There would be some Sunday school teachers that did not put fire in the word or in their teachings. Their lessons would be so dry that I would lose focus and felt like taking out my sketch pad and draw. It was not the lesson that was dry, it was the individual who made God's word and lessons sounded dry. When someone preaches or teaches, I want them to have some fire and rhythm in the word in their teachings to wake me up. Fire brings comfort, and the word of God is like fire. God's Word is like a hammer.
"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebrews 4:12. The message I've gotten from this scripture is that God's word is uplifting and encouraging. God's word is so powerful that it gives the discern and the intent of our hearts. For example, by getting in God's word and being around people, I would get a sense of discernment of who that person is or how that person feels about me. Discernment comes from wisdom, not the flesh. Discernment is between the right and the wrong, judgment. But we only judge with the wisdom of God's word, not with our flesh. The word of God is a discerner.
They are now walking on the Tamil Nadu beach filled with lots of sand and lots of people. "So, babe, they got good restaurants here?" He asked, while they walk and hold hands. "Yeah they have Little Roti. Delhi Club, Spicy Nastha, Tandoori cafe, Meal cage, Indian Curry, MahaRaja, and South king spot," she informed "Uhmmm... Okay... But what restaurant you know I will like?" He asked. "Jimis Burger would be more of your taste," she informed. "Sounds American," he said. "Our burgers here taste different from American hamburgers, anyways, you would really like Jimis Burger's with five meat patties..." She said. "FIVE MEAT PATTIES? YOU WANT ME TO GET FAT AND UGLY?" He asked. "HAHAHAH, noooo, but it's worth getting, I know I will, but who says you will eat the whole patty burger all at once?" She asked. "Tru, well let's go there and eat some patties," he said, grabbing Mala by her arms and kisses her, and she smiles and kisses him back. She is so happy to be married to Chris, her one and only, but some of her relatives wishes that she could be married to an Indian man instead of a white man. But Mala is happy and grateful to be with the man she always wanted to be with, even though he made a lot of mistakes and learned from them. She still truly loves Chris, and no one can not take her love away from him. "So now since we are married, we can have sex anytime right?" He asked. "Oh yeah, now that we are married and I did say last year that I won't give it up unless you put a ring on my finger, so yes I will give it up to you now anytime," she said. "Hell yes babe. I love you," he said, looking directly into her sparkling beautiful eyes. "I love you forever," she said. "Forever and ever," he said. "Haha, til death do us apart," she said. "It's death do us part babe," he said correcting her. "Oooh, God I forgot my vows," she said. "Hahahahahaha, funny woman," he said, laughing as they take off walking out of the beach, holding hands.
After the funeral, the Agarwals moves on and Chris and Mala continues their journey together. After Mala and Chris graduated from high school, they decided to get married, and get their own apartment together in South India to live there forever. Chris's parent's was excited for Chris that he will be out on his own with a girl he truly loves, but Mala's parents are not. Her parents feels that she is not ready to move out in the world on her own nor married yet, but Mala has made it perfectly clear and bold to her family that she will not be there forever, and she is not getting younger, she is getting older and wise to make her own decisions of being independent and responsible. Mala feels that Mara should do the same, since she is 19 years old, but she likes living there with her parents, but Mala hated it and she can not stand them treating her like a child forever even if she is an adult. Chris and Mala even goes to the same college in India called University of Delhi. Chris is majoring in Physical Health, and Mala is majoring and want to get her bachelors in nursing and english. She wants to become a Creative Writing teacher and a nurse. She wishes that she can major in all subjects because she is smart and is good at every subject you can name, but it is impossible to major in all subjects. They both will continue their journey together forever, and nothing will not stop them, not their parent's, family, no one.
The Agarwals is now at peace that they found justice for both of their deceased children. They made funeral arrangements in the next month to have Martia and Trenti's funeral combined together on the same day, and have both their caskets next to each other. The funeral and memorial service was on a Saturday morning at 10:30am. Instead of wearing black at the memorial grave like Americans do, they wore white clothing and everything was displayed in rainbow garlands. The memorial service was very over crowded with family members, neighbors, Abe's employees at Amazon, Mala and Chris's group and friends from the school. Even teachers were at the service, and also principal Richardson was there in the service to give his respects. After the service, Abe and Khara also gave a reception at their house to celebrate and honor Trenti and Martia so it would not be so depressing.
The Agarwals phone rings and Abe picks it up while he was in the kitchen fixing him a sandwich. "Hello. Great. Good. Oh yes. Thank you," he said hanging up. "Hun?" He calls out from the upstairs. "Yes hun," Khara said. "I got some good news," he said. "What is it?" She asked, ambling down the stairs. Mala, Joseq and Mara came down after their mother. "He ran the prints, and guess what?" He informed. "It's Rob," Mala said, already knowing. "Yes dear," she said. "Thank God," Mala said, sighing out loud. "They will arrest him later and he said will be sentence for a long time," he informed. "Good," Khara said.
The next day Chris gives Mala the physical evidence and the Agarwals were desperately eager to take it to the detective. "Okay this is good. We will hold on to this for few a days to go check for prints," he informed. "A few days?" Mala asked disappointedly. "Yeah this a process," he said. "I thought you was checking today?" She asked. "I'll call you and let you all know," he said firmly. The Agarwals are so disappointed that the print checking did not happen sooner.
Later on that night, Chris's buddy from the team broke inside the car. He did what Kathy informed him to do, which is to examine the car first for an alarm, and it do not have an alarm system installed. Chris's friend lightly popped open the trunk, and it is filled with a lot of garbage bags. Chris was going through them, and it took him awhile to find what he needed. He ended up finding a rope and a hammer that was hidden under the bags. "Gotcha you nut case," he said to himself. He is definitely giving the missing evidence to Mala so she can show to the detective.