THREE O'CLOCK CALL
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Episode Number: 590
Writer: Bob Hoose
Sound Designer: Glenn Montjoy
Album: #46: A Date with Dad (and other Calamities)
Last Air Date: 04/16/2006
Original Air Date: 4/15/06
Summary: 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.