A Conversation with God

So I didn’t take a long break 🙂 In a reflective moment, I pondered on what it could be like to talk to God and hence came the poetic dialogue below. In case you are wondering about the six thousand years of humanity’s existence mentioned in the dialogue, I did my calculations based on Bible chronology(this in no way discredits evolutionists or creationists theories or any beliefs of others… it is simply for the sake of writing) The table at the end may help you to understand how I arrived at such a number 🙂 This piece is not meant to impose any religious/ spiritual beliefs on readers, rather I am sharing my own nightly pondering on the matter 🙂 Thanks for reading!

 

Human: “Look God!

Look at what they have done!

They have disobeyed

And ate of the tree

That you had told them to stay away from.

 

Now you must

Render to them their due

Kill them off!

For their disloyalty to you… simply start anew.”

 

God:       “But will that set matters straight?

The serpent has claimed me to be a liar

It told the woman

That she will be better off without my rulership

That I was in fact withholding

Something good from her.

 

This act of disobedience

Has brought into question

My sovereignty

My right as Creator

To say what should or should not be.

 

My actions are never impulsive

Everything I do is governed by love

I also have to take into consideration

The myriads of angels

That are looking on from here above.

 

What kind of loving God

Will I prove to be

If I were to, in a fit of anger,

Destroy the very start of humanity?

 

No, let the pair live on and become many

Of course, they will eventually die

My commands and subsequent consequences were clear

So when they grow old and wither to the Grave

No one can question why.”

 

Human: “But Lord, what of their children

What is to become of their offspring?

Should everyone else also grow old and die

Because those two did such an awful thing?”

 

God:      “Didn’t you hear me say to the serpent

That there will be someone

To bruise him in the head?

I have already set matters in order

‘Death will be no more

Neither mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore..’

Is what I have said.”

 

Human: “But that’s not now!

That is for a future time

Humans want their relief now

Be fair my Lord, be kind.”

 

God:       “I understand what you are saying

But keep in mind the issues that have been raised

I am giving humanity enough time

To prove they are not capable of living

Independent of my ways.

 

Then when the time comes,

When I exercise my full rulership

Over humanity

No one can ever question

My Universal Sovereignty.

 

They would have had ample time

To recognize that as their Creator

I know what is best

And under my kingdom rule

They will not suffer

But be truly blessed.”

 

Human: “So then God,

Who really is earth’s ruler now?

You talk about when your kingdom rules

Who really controls the world now?

 

God:     “The original serpent

The one called Devil and Satan

My Word, the Scriptures

Clearly identifies him

As the present ruler who is misleading the nations.

 

Though, very soon, My Son

Will fulfill that first prophecy

He will ‘bruise the serpent in the head’

In other words, My Son will be given the power,

To destroy the Devil eternally.”

 

Human: “But as we speak

Look at all the time that has passed

Lord it has been 6000 years!

How much longer could all this wickedness last?”

 

God:    “You should understand

That my thoughts are higher than your thoughts

My ways are higher than your ways

For you and the rest of humanity

It has been six thousand years

For me, it has only been six days.

 

Humans have been created in my image

So I understand your appeal

The fact that you care and want to end all badness,

Is only because you reflect what I feel.

 

I am going to bring it all to end

Because I am loving, loyal and just

And lovers of peace

Will be able to enjoy

The paradise that I had originally purposed.

 

I can help you though

To find happiness even now

Listen, follow the directions in my Word

And you will certainly see how.

 

For man was not designed

To live contrary to divine will

You search and search for meaning

Why do you think

You are unhappy still?

 

‘Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need.’

Isn’t that what My Son said?

True happiness and meaning to life

Can only be found

When your inborn spiritual need is properly fed.

 

Look at the things in the world

And give me an answer please

‘The desires, the showy display of ones means of life…’

Do you love me more than these?”

 

Human: “Lord, I truthfully do not know

I feel so very confused

I do love you

But I also love what the world has to offer

Do I really have to choose?”

 

God:      “I’m afraid child

A choice must be made… now or never

For the world is passing away

And so is its desire

But the one doing the will of God

Remains forever.

 

Either you jump in the lifeboat

Or go down with a sinking ship

With all its luxuries

And beautiful things

Do you want everlasting happiness

Or the temporary enjoyment that sin may bring?”

 

Human: “That is a lot to think about

I must decide what to do

Lord, I need a moment to reflect and ponder

‘What should I choose?’

 

Chronological Table 

From the creation of Adam 4026 B.C.E.

To the start of the Flood 2370 B.C.E. 1,656 years

To the validating of the Abrahamic covenant 1943 B.C.E. 427 years

To the Exodus fromEgypt 1513 B.C.E. 430 years

To the start of the temple construction 1034 B.C.E. 479 years

To the division of the kingdom 997 B.C.E. 37 years

To the desolation of Judah 607 B.C.E. 390 years

To the return of the Jews from exile 537 B.C.E. 70 years

To the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls 455 B.C.E. 82 years

To the baptism of Jesus 29 C.E. 483 years

To the present 2017 C.E. 1,988 years

Total time period

from Adam’s creation

to 2017 C.E. 6,042 years

 

 

 

 

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