Welcome Reading Friends! We thank all the Veterans out there who have sacrificed for our freedoms. May God bless you. This is David Telbat with a new short story for you today. If you read my recent Distant Harm novel, which focused on North Korea, you witnessed God’s people living effectively for the Lord. But we all know that in the true Christian experience, we often don’t feel effective. Although I portray my characters in each book as being flawed, we focus on our flaws more often than we admit, and we are distracted by the world so frequently that our Christianity is sometimes just a habit instead of a matter of the heart. This short story may help lift our lives from just going through the motions. See you on the next page!—David Telbat
by D.I. Telbat
“Doctor, Doctor!” Wes Garrett cried. “Please, you’ve got to figure out what’s wrong with me!”
The doctor used a stethoscope to listen to his patient’s chest.
“Go ahead, Wes. Tell me your symptoms.”
“It’s the strangest thing, Doc. I was serving God so well, or I thought I was. Now, my faith just seems so empty.”