Good bye friend

Lisa and Abigail were friends for 32 years. Seems they knew each others thoughts, kind of like the closeness of David and Jonathan. Lisa came from a large family: 6 sisters and three brothers. Abigail was an orphan who had trouble speaking. She made silly noises that only Lisa appreciated.

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When Lisa was cold, Abigail offered warmth. When Abigail was not up to par, Lisa offered kind words. Some said they were friends that stuck closer than a brother.

Over the years, Lisa would get annoyed with Abigail, and threatened to end their friendship. Abigail was the resolute one, whose mood remained constant in the face of the occasional curse.  Hard to say how Abigail retained her composure year after year of ups and downs, with fits and starts of love and hate.

They traveled together many years and countless miles. Wedding, funerals, graduations, recitals, job relocations, they were the epitome of faithfulness and enjoyed a rare ‘non-judgment zone.’ But stuff happens. We do things we should not. We wish we could take things back.

Yep, you guessed it, then came the day. Lisa could no longer endure the grunts which she once thought were amusing, and in a moment of unannounced despair, she drove Abigail to the side of a mountain, where they were found years ago to picnic by the ocean; she got out, said goodbye, prayed to herself, asked God to forgive her, and sent Abigail to a certain end over a California cliff.

There were tears. There were witnesses. Lisa admitted her crime.

Now then friend and reader. Considering the grace of God and the weakness of men and women, what pray tell should be done to Lisa?

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(P.S.  If you need a question answered, feel free, but do post a reply, and I’ll give you my heads up in due time. With a shout out to Wally Fry)


Here is part 2.

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31 Responses to Good bye friend

  1. Ah, powerful Colorstorm. Now I am intrigued with your tale!
    One could even call it a real cliff hanger. 🙂

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  2. DebbieLynne says:

    Lisa should get a new car.

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  3. Wally Fry says:

    Thanks for the shout out my friend!

    And what a friend to know I would certainly have thoughts about this.

    Well Lisa may certainly get a ticket for littering for tossing old Abigail over that cliff. That’s true for us all, we don’t escape the consequences in this life for the things we have done, or not done. Life is what it is and God, full of grace will let us live it as we choose and then live then the fallout.

    On the other hand……….

    Allow me a story if you will. One of the most powerful sermons I ever heard was one on John 3:16 by one of our works’ preachers. I know, there are a million sermons on the passage. But this fellow, as he explained just who “the world” was, said an astounding thing as he explained just who God loves and who God does not love(which is NOBODY incidentally). A quote from this preacher:

    “Want to know the completeness of God’s love? Get this! God loved Adolph Hitler just as much as He loves all you Baptists out there in those pews!”

    There you have it. God’s grace. Without limit. Available to all. No matter who they are, what they have done, or when they finally accept the gift of grace. The only thing He won’t and can’t look beyond is those who choose to reject it while they still breathe.

    Thanks for this, my friend. It has recharged my batteries.

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  4. Ah, I love how you have recharged Wally’s batteries. 🙂

    While there certainly can be earthly consequences for both littering and murder, I’d have to say God’s grace sometimes extends down here, too. So we don’t always have to live with the full consequences of our own actions. If that were true I’d probably be dead by now or perhaps in prison 🙂

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  5. I have an Abigail in my life.

    His name is Handsome.

    I had to buy him new tires because frequently people would walk up to me and ask me if they could take the old wreck off my hands…

    …for a good price, of course.

    I love Handsome.

    Maybe we will have to do a Thelma and Louise when the end comes.

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  6. KIA says:

    I had an anthropomorphic ‘friend’ I pushed over the proverbial Cliff of Reality recently.
    There was no harm, there was no foul because he only existed in the life I gave him in my own mind and imagination.
    He being alive from death, became dead to regain my life


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  9. Citizen Tom says:

    Reblogged this on Citizen Tom and commented:

    Yesterday we celebrated. Tomorrow we celebrate Veterans Day. I suspect most veterans are happy with the election results. I suspect they see it as a slap on the back when we elect a leader who respects and values our military and police forces.

    So what has that to do with the post below? Nothing. I just figured veterans would enjoy this dreadfully sad story too.

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  10. Salvageable says:

    To me it sounds a little bit like Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men.” J.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Interesting S, but like I told CitizenTom, the follow up may need a little scrutiny and lots of grace to yours truly. lol

      Coming soon.

      (and can I say, that’s quite a compliment you paid.)

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  11. King Solomon on seasons in life Ecclesiastes 3
    5b. A time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    6b. ‘A time to keep and a time to throw away’
    In my opinion, she should have called a junkyard to pick up her car instead of damaging what…
    11 He has made everything beautiful in its time.
    Regards and goodwill blogging.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Ah, a fine opinion based on certain implicating facts…………but there is more………..between the lines………under the surface…………

      ….and an amusing finale that may bring a smile from Solomon. lol

      Thanks for this contribution Rudy.

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