Three O’Clock Call
When Jennifer, an orphan visiting Odyssey from another country, talks about God being a loving father, Grady is skeptical. Jennifer has never had a father, and Grady's experience with his own father leaves him doubtful that God could be the loving, dependable father that Whit says He is. Whit assures him that God will always show up, unlike his earthly father.
Meanwhile, Whit has asked Grady to help show Jennifer around town while she's there, since he’s closer to her age. Grady begins to question her about God and fathers. Jennifer very confidently replies that God is her good father and explains to Grady how God takes care of her by working through other people. Grady is still skeptical, but Jennifer says she'll be praying that he will be able to see a good father at work so he can better understand God.
At the McKay home, the phone rings at three o'clock, exactly the same time as the day before. However, when Grady answers it, there's no one there. Samantha thinks it's their dad, though Grady isn't so sure. He eventually becomes convinced and decides to ask his "dad" to meet him at noon in McAlister Park the next day.
Although he doesn't meet his father, Grady learns how God sometimes looks like other people in the ways that He provides for and protects his children, just like Jennifer said.
- This plot section is too short and should be expanded. »
- Why was Grady so hopeful that the unknown caller was his dad?
|Grady McKay||Jordan Orr|
|John Whittaker||Paul Herlinger|
|Kristi McKay||Julianne Buescher|
|Samantha McKay||Mary Mouser|
QuotesJohn Whittaker: I think Jennifer was saying that like a father, God loves us, protects us and teaches us.
Grady McKay: If God's like a Father does it also mean he'll disappear and not show up for a few years?
John Whittaker: God is the perfect Father Grady, better than any on Earth and He'll always show up.
Kristi McKay: Oh look it's exactly two fifty-nine. Nine years ago this very minute you were screaming hello for the first time.
Grady McKay: Yeah, me and my big mouth.
Grady McKay: What time is it?
Samantha McKay: Three'o'clock.
Grady McKay: That's weird.
Samantha McKay: What?
Grady McKay: The phone rang at the exact same time yesterday.