Are you there, God? It's me Alan.

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Christian Inspirational Friendship


Hello, God, you remember me, right? I am that dirty old rotten scoundrel, saved by your grace, and my sworn faith, whom you reached out to way, way, back in the day.

And, I told you at that time, when you saved my poor miserable soul, “Thanks for sending your precious, and only begotten son, Christ Jesus, to bleed, and then to die for me, in order to cover up all of my several sins, ‘faux pas,’ and many transgressions.

Of course, you will remember me, my all-knowing, God. It’s me in the flesh, good old Alan here, and you will recall that my international mystery novel ‘Non de guerre’ is ‘Charlie Warner Kennedy “Charlie” O’Brien.’ And also, that I am a man after your own heart.

And I am just patiently, or impatiently most of the time, waiting for you to come back for me, and to bring me up to Heavenly Places, your palatial palace in the sky.

I know that it’s been a while since we have chatted, I have been very busy with worldly ‘stuff’ and also have been a little under the weather lately. I know better, and I know for sure that these earthly things as well as my earthly body, will all pass away, and that they will pass away very, very soon!

Yes, God, of course I recall that I did a lot of stupid, very stupid, things while down here on this crazy old planet Earth (that I know full well that you created, by the way).

I love your verse in your Word, in I John 1:9 which goes on to say, “But IF we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just, to forgive us many’ sins, and to cleanse us from all wickedness.”

Romans 10:9                                                                                                          add

Oh, and God, I shall never really understand, why you selected to save me and make me one of your chosen children, and a gentile at that. I am not that intelligent, I am not that gifted, I am not that fearless, I am not that loyal, and; I am not that faithful to you given Commandments laid out before me in your Holy Word (The Bible).

And, God, if I may continue our little chat just a little bit longer, with all of the people on this Globe, people whom are better persons, have better characters, and much better Christians, why did you save me my Lord? Why little old born to sin, and also born to stray from you, me?

Also, God, I wrote a little sonnet about your precious and beloved Son, Jesus Christ, I hope that you like it, and this is how it goes:


Me, me and Jesus both know,

I have got a very long, long way to go;

We need to meet every day, yes, every single day,

For in this crazy mixed-up world, that is the only just way;

He’s leading the way through holding my hand,

      And, listening to a great Christian rock n’ roll band;


Tomorrow, dear Jesus, I want to be with you at the same place and time,

That is the only way I will ever have solid peace of mind;

My faith in Jesus is so very strong,

 That it just cannot be wrong;

I use to hurt so, so awfully bad inside,

Until I met up with my Lord Jesus, and he put all of my sin aside;

Both of us knew where to go,

   To make me a better Christian and get on my glow;


Tomorrow, dear Jesus, I want to be with you at the same place and time,

That is the only way I will ever have solid piece of mind;

Jesus and I both know, just where to go,

And how to plant good seed, so that it will someday grow;

 You see, I need to be very careful, so I won’t forget,

      And in order for me to never have any regrets;

My life without Jesus used to be a terrible mess,

But now with Him as my Savior, I have perfect rest;


Tomorrow, dear Jesus, I want to be with you at the same place and time,

That is the only way I will ever have solid piece of mind.


God, it was you whom taught me to pray, “Our father who art in Heaven, hallowed by thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven, give us our daily bread, and forgive our sins since we forgive those who have sinned against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine are the kingdom, the power, glory forever, amen.”

23 rd. Psalm

“The Lord is my Shepard, I have no need

I have all that I need

He lets me rest in green meadows

He leads me beside peaceful streams

He renews my strength

He guides me along right paths

To bring honor to his name;

Even when I walk

Through the darkest valley

I will not be afraid

For you are close beside me;

Your rod and your staff

Protect and comfort me

You prepare a feast for me

In the present of my enemies

You honor me by anointing my

Head with oil;

My cup overflows with blessings

Surely your goodness and unfailing

Love will pursue me

All of the days of my life;

And I will live in the house

of the Lord


God, also I wish for you to know that I love the life changing verses in your Word, found in John 3:16 and 3:17:

           “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish, but have eternal life.

           God sent his son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.”

Oh, God by the way I wrote you a nice little song, would you like to hear it? Yes, okay then, here it goes:

Also, God it is a country western song, I think that you like country western music just like I do. I just love Nashville, US of A.


[Country western melody]

Lord have mercy,

he can’t help it,

he doesn’t, doubt it,

Alans, got his Jesus on!

Down by the corner and the traffic lights,

he witnesses to people waiting for their bus in the night,

he’s telling those, all who will listen, and all of those in sight,

Alans, got his Jesus smile on!

Close to the bus stop and across the street,

People smile at him and he smiles back neat,

Alan can’t help it,

Somehow, people can feel his Jesus beat!

Up town in the city walks,

he walks the ‘walk and talks the talk,’

Whenever he is challenged, he never balks,

Alan has his Jesus smile on;

Lord have mercy,

People watch him till he goes by,

Heaven help, us,

Alans, got his Jesus on;

he’s just made that way,

he doesn’t mean to make a seen,

he can’t help it,

he just gets on with it;

he can’t help it,

If he is misunderstood,

he just keep’s, on walking,

And talking to Him;

Alan just can’t help it,

Cause his soul is saved and he can count it,

Lord have mercy,

Alans got his Jesus on!

God in Romans 10:9, in your word, you said the following, which is the main reason why, even in my sinful and self-destructive body and mind,                                                                                                     

“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in our heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.” And at the time you do that, and in an instant, all of your many wrong doing and several mistakes, will completely disappear, poof and you will become as white and pure as the driven snow.

Furthermore, God I wrote a very short little prose that I think you might also enjoy:

“God, I Alan, am only one, but still, I am one,

I cannot do everything, but still, I can do some,

Do something, and because I cannot do everything,

I will not refuse to do the something, that you want me, Alan, to do.”  


Are you there, God? it’s me, Alan!

February 06, 2022 13:54

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Holly Guy
14:42 May 04, 2022

Brilliant story- Alan! So descriptive and fluent. Well done!


22:57 May 04, 2022

Thank you ever so much for taking some of your busy time, to send me a nice review. Do you have a story that I can read? Blessings, Alan


Holly Guy
08:35 May 05, 2022

No worries, It was a fantastic story! Feel free to read whichever one catches your eye :) On my website I include short blurbs of each book, so perhaps you might want to check this out to find a story that entices you? Thank you!


18:26 May 05, 2022

Shall do, be safe, Alan


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