Thursday, June 28, 2007

White Chocolate Moments~ by Lori Wick

"And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented."

~Luke 16:22-25

You may be wondering why I chose this verse to go along with White Chocolate moments. In the story the main character Arcineh has to deal with the loss of her parents and the fact that they were not saved when they died. The referred to this verse about Lazarus and the rich man. I really enjoyed this book not just because it was a entertaining read, but because it really made me think of all of the loved ones and friends that are not saved. I had to ask myself am I doing all I can to let the light of Christ shine through me? Am I continually lifting them up in prayer? No one is guaranteed a certain amount of days on this earth and when we die that is it we are going one of two places heaven or hell. The only way to go to heaven is if you now commit your life to Jesus and ask him to forgive you for your sins. Accepting God's gift of grace is such a simple task, but God won't force you he wants us all to come willingly.

Before reading this book I had heard some different reviews that made me question whether I wanted to read it, but I saw a copy in the library and couldn't resist. The story is about a girl named Arcineh who loses both of her parents in a car accident. After the accident she goes to live with her grandfather. When Arcineh is seventeen the issues she had growing up with her grandfather finally come to a head so she moves out as soon as she turns eighteen. The story deals with forgiveness, love, and finding a peace that surpasses all understanding. So go pick up this book I really think you will enjoy it :)

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